Katelin Zelon

Meet the Dancer behind the Dance!

Head Choreographer Dance for Kindness 2020

Meet Katelin

Katelin Zelon is a New York City and New Orleans based choreographer, educator, and performer. Favorite performance credits include dancing at Walt Disney World, CHICAGO (Theater Downtown), Cabaret (Clear Space Theatre), A Wonderful Life (Fireside Theater), Anything Goes (The Palace Theater), Broadway Bares: Strip U, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

As a Choreographer, Katelin is passionate about creating pictures and telling stories. Choreography credits include Elf the Musical (First Stage, WI), TWITTER, Oscar Health Insurance, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Associate Choreographer), the US premier of Wind In The Willows (adapted by Broadway Workshop), The Addams Family (New Theater, KS), and Rocky Horror Picture Show (The Maritime Aquarium, CT). Katelin also served as assistant choreographer to Al Blackstone for Broadway Backwards (Al Hirschfeld Theatre), as well as, the debut of his original, Off-Broadway show, Freddie Falls in Love (Signature Theatre).
Upcoming choreography projects include The Drowsy Chaperone (Rivertown Theater, LA), Cinderella (Fireside Dinner Theater, WI), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (Fireside Dinner Theater, WI).

Katelin graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in American Dance Pedagogy from Oklahoma City University. She served as the private dance coach for both Sean Murdoch (Scottish Premier League Footballer) and Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black and Broadway’s The Color Purple). Katelin currently serves as theater dance faculty at Broadway Dance Center, as well as an adjudicator for GROOVE and Nexstar Dance Competitions!

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Q&A with Katelin Zelon

To me, kindness is the act, thought, or communication of putting others before yourself.

We are better when we support each other and work together for a common purpose.

My favorite thing about dance is that you get to tell stories without saying a word. Dance is a universal language that allows people from all over the world to connect through their movement!

I have two dogs named Kona and Beans.
Michael Jackson is who inspired me to become a dancer!
My first Broadway show was the revival of 42nd Street.
In the future I want to start a dog rescue.
I am a HUGE Law and Order SVU fan!


Our Head Choreographers

The Dancers Behind the Dance

Katelin Zelon

New York City, USADFK2020

Becky Epstein

Virginia, USADFK2019

Maria Huhtinen

Stockholm, SwedenDFK2018

Justin Cole

San Francisco, USADFK2016-DFK2017

Anthony Giorgio

New York City, USADFK2013-DFK2015

Tory Dube

New York City, USADFK2012