“RWB is currently showing an impressive depth of talent. In particular, there's emerging sparkle and poise among the women, such as…Chelsey Lindsay...” - Winnipeg Free Press, 2008
Chelsey Lindsay, a Calgary, Alberta native, took her first dance lessons at the age of three. She began training with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division at age 15, graduating three years later with honours. Chelsey was the recipient of the Canadian Pacific Scholarship and has also received grants from the Alberta Heritage Foundation. She has spent several summers training in Banff, with one summer in particular being a tribute to Balanchine where she danced several leading roles including the first violin in Concerto Barocco, Symphony in C (Bizet), Theme & Variations, the third theme from The Four Temperaments and the ‘Waltz Girl’ in Serenade.
Lindsay made her professional debut with the RWB in 2001 as a Wili in Giselle. She officially joined the Company as a corps de ballet member in August 2002. Some of the contemporary works she has performed include Mark Godden’s The Magic Flute, Dracula, Angels in the Architecture, Mauricio Wainrot’s Carmina Burana.
Along with the RWB troupe, she performed Itzik Galili’s Hikarizatto and Mark Godden’s As Above So Below before an international audience at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad.
This past season, she performed in the box-office hit Moulin Rouge – The Ballet and Nutcracker. Lindsay, who has recently been promoted to Second Soloist, also performed a pas de trois in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and played the role of Adeline in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story.