Kelsey, a professional dancer and arts educator, recently joined our staff as the new Marketing and Administrative Coordinator. We sat down with her to chat about her role at the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, her life as a dancer and more.
AHCMC: So tell us about yourself.
Kelsey: I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Maryland and have been participating in the arts and humanities in Montgomery County since I was little. I left the state to attend Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English and dance. I spent four years with Muhlenberg’s Department of Theatre & Dance as the Marketing Dance Coordinator. I also interned with Joy of Motion Dance Center and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
AHCMC: Do you still dance?
Kelsey: Yes, I can’t imagine not dancing. I am actually a youth dance instructor and love passing on my knowledge of the art form. I believe that being an artist myself aids me in marketing the arts because I possess a passion for the arts on a very personal level.
AHCMC: Tell us about the past three months you have been working at AHCMC.
Kelsey: It has been an exciting three months with lots to do. As soon as I came on board, I began working on our Spring-Summer Guide to Children’s Arts Activities, which was sent home to every public elementary school student via backpack mail this January. The Guide is a great way to find classes and camps that are happening in the county. I have been busy becoming acquainted with and managing our Do & Go Calendar. It is a useful tool for finding fun activities and things to do nearby. Recently, I have been working on various design projects to highlight the marketing and professional development services we offer to local arts and humanities organizations.
AHCMC: Now that you have started to learn the ropes, what are your future plans as the Marketing & Administrative Coordinator?
Kelsey: I am currently refreshing some of the pages on our website to make them more exciting and engaging. I am also looking forward to growing our social media impact by engaging with our constituents on multiple levels to spark public interest in their organization and the events they bring to the county. You can help by liking our Do & Go Facebook Page while staying up to date with the latest happenings in MoCo.
AHCMC: What interested you to come to work for AHCMC?
Kelsey: I consider the arts and humanities an essential part of a healthy community. I am honored to work for an organization that does so much to promote and support the arts and humanities on a local level. I enjoy my job because every day I am immersed in the cultural happenings of our creative county.