Kelsey Crane Deklerk is a 4 time United States champion from West Jordan, UT. She has been dancing and competing for 20 years and has won over 200 competitions and championships. She has placed in many prestigious competitions throughout Canada, the U.S., Ireland, and Scotland, including placing 3rd in the World, and championship titles including; her 4 National titles, 5 Northwest Regional championships, The Rocky Mountain Championship, 3 North American Championships, and trophy wins throughout the world. 

Kelsey trained in Highland Dance at the Heather Glen School of Dance under the instruction of Heather Overright. Kelsey keeps a close relationship with Heather and has had the pleasure of teaching along side her as well. She also has received training by many of the top instructors and judges throughout the world.

In 2006, Kelsey passed her teachers exam and has been instructing students since that time. In 2009 she instructed dancers in Logan, UT. Since then she has relocated to Taylorsville where she is now instructing dancers from around the Salt Lake Valley.

Kelsey is a member of SOBHD, BATD, FUSTA, and MWHDA

Kelsey graduated from Utah State University in December 2011 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, from the University of Utah in 2016 with her Masters in Education and is currently working on her Doctorate degree from Indiana University. Outside of dance, she works as a Second Grade Teacher in West Valley City. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Jake, their dog Cooper and their baby girl Quinn.


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