Kelsey Schuhle, a choreographer, performer, and dance pedagogue is a native of upstate New York and was a competitive Irish Dancer for 17 years under An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha. Kelsey moved to Limerick in 2011 to study Irish Music and Dance at the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance (University of Limerick). In 2015 she graduated with a BA, and in 2017 received her Masters Degree in Traditional Irish Dance Performance. Kelsey has had the privilege of touring with Rhythm of the Dance (2017 UK Tour), and Dublin Irish Dance (2018 USA Tour). Along with her touring experience, she has worked with globally known dancers such as Breandán de Gallaí, Ciara Sexton, Nic Gareiss, Colin Dunne and others. Not only does Kelsey perform and teach regularly, she also choreographs her own material, and has studied over 15 different genres of dance in her time at the Irish World Academy. Her own style is a fusion of several percussive dance genres, however it is rooted in Irish step dance. Kelsey has been a dance tutor/lecturer at the Irish World Academy since 2015, teaching BA, MA, and PhD dance students. She is currently finishing her PhD in Arts Practice. Kelsey is researching the art of decluttering the dance, showing creative possibilities for an Irish dancer post-competition within the solo dance genre. She is proposing a performance genre that showcases virtuosity with a balance of intricacy and simplicity. Kelsey plans to have completed and received her doctoral degree by the conclusion of 2023.