Chelsey Elam's love of performing began at the early age of 3, when she began taking Ballet lessons. At the age of 6 she began taking Musical Theatre classes from Miss Shari Lewis and her love of any and all things Theatre was solidified. She also studied under Miss Jojo growing up as well as multiple teachers in the Tulsa area. Through her youth, she performed in many community theatre productions, including American Theatre Company's A Christmas Carol, Theatre Tulsa's, Summer and Smoke, as well as many TACT productions including A Secret Garden, Annie Warbucks and Peter Pan.
Once in high school she began attending Ann Reinking's, Broadway Theatre Project where she studied under amazing performers and teachers such as Gregory Hines, Gwen Verdon, Patti Lupone, Dave Clemons and many more! She was also accepted into the prestigious arts boarding school, North Carolina School of the Arts where she spent her junior year in high school studying Modern Dance. She also attended college at one of the top Musical Theatre Schools in the United States, Elon University.
Throughout her high school and college career, she taught Musical Theatre classes and Musical Theatre Summer Camps, as well as, choreographed for her Theatre Arts Performance Troupe and Broken Arrow High School Musicals. Once she graduated from college she began teaching at Theatre Arts Inc., where she had studied growing up. She reestablished the Theatre Arts Performance Troupe that she had been a part of in middle and high school and helped revitalize the Musical Theatre Program at Theatre Arts. She truly believes the arts can change lives and cannot wait to bring her expertise and love of teaching to the students at Bravo.
In 2017, with the support of her wonderful husband and family, Miss Chelsey began the journey to create a Musical Theatre studio where kids can feel safe, free, and truly be themselves. Bravo School of Performing Arts is a dream come true! Musical Theatre is a family and a "home" and Bravo is intended to be just that.