Chelsea Koenig, choreographer and artistic director of Spark Movement Collective, founded the company in 2009.
Koenig strives to create dance that resonates with the human experience while challenging the limitations of the body in collaboration with dancers, musicians, and visual artists. Koenig’s growing body of repertoire includes pieces such as The Velveteen Rabbit (2017), 21 Dates (2016), Alice in Wonderland (2016), Finding New York (2015), The Golden Shoe (2015), Impact (2014), Eavesdropped (2013), Rules of the Game (2012), Eyes Down/Headphones In (2011), Status Update (2011), and Timing (2010).
As a choreographer, Koenig seamlessly weaves together fluid and sharp athletic movement while encapsulating authentic emotions to tell character-driven stories through dance. Her work has been presented throughout New York, Connecticut, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas.
As an educator, Koenig is an innovative, passionate teacher and advocate for dance in education. Koenig developed an outreach program that reaches over 1,000 children annually for the Butler Community Arts School in Indianapolis, designed and managed education programs for New York City Center, and co-created BOLD Arts. BOLD Arts is an orgnaization that is dedicated to offering brave, open-minded learning through dance for children in the tri-state area. Koenig has also taught at the Kampala School for the Deaf in Uganda. Since 2012, she has been teaching Nursery through 2nd Grade dance at The Town School in Manhattan.
As a producer, Koenig produced over a hundred choreographers' works through NACHMO (National Choreography Month) from 2013-2017 at the Actors Fund Arts Center. She has also produced multi-disciplinary performances such as Hands on Fire for Deaf and hearing audience members in Indiana.
Koenig received her BS from Butler University. She was honored with awards for choreography by the Chautauqua Institute and RAW Artists. Koenig has also trained with with the Toledo Ballet, Toledo School for the Arts, Chautauqua Institute, Parsons Dance, and American Ballet Theatre.