BIO

KELSIE STEIL is a Maine-based choreographer, dancer, Pilates instructor, and outdoorswoman. In May 2018, Kelsie graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelors Degree in Adventure Education and a Minor in Dance in May 2018. There she received the 2018 Contemporary Dance Ensemble award for her achievements in choreography. One of her most prized works is a duet danced between herself and dancer Maxwell Auger called IMMORTAL!. Its most recent showing was in FAB15 in February 2020 and is funded in part by New England Foundation for the Arts’ New England Dance Fund, with generous support from the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation. Kelsie and Maxwell have developed a creative partnership beyond the duet: the two have expanded into film, their latest work being MR. MIND, a year in the making dance film featuring Maine dance artists. In 2022 the film had two showings at New-England galleries.  Kelsie regularly sets work on youth dance companies; in November 2019 she presented her piece Cast in Maine Moves IV which had cast Portland Youth Dance. Kelsie has had the joy of living, dancing, and teaching locally and internationally. One of her major projects was a three-part film made in Lithuania, which can be viewed on her website. Currently, Kelsie dances for Ballet Bloom Project, a project-based contemporary ballet company in Portland, ME, directed by Rose Hutchins. When she's not dancing or dance making, you can find Kelsie instructing pilates, camping, or spending time with her husband and two cats. 
 

Emily Win

Khand Tenney

MR. MIND

MR. MIND

Max Auger

Emily Win

Dustin Newhouse

Emily Win

Nana Ekwesi

Khand Tenney

Mr. MIND

Mr. MIND

Max Auger

Emily Win

IMMORTAL!

IMMORTAL!

Creative partnership of Kelsie Steil and Max Auger

Khand Tenney

Emily Win