Kelsey Rote

Kelsey Rote

Kelsey has been dancing since she was 5, starting with Tap, Jazz, and Ballet, later adding Lyrical, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary.

She bounced around to different dance forms, from Aerial to Tango, Lindy Hop, and Salsa, among others, until finding Brazilian Zouk, her drug of choice.

She fell in love with zouk when Xtine first introduced it to Seattle in 2013, and she has been dancing it nonstop ever since. She has taught and competed at zouk congresses in the US and Canada.

She loves connecting with people through Zouk and enjoys finding all the ways we can mold to each other, play with the music, and feel joy through connection and creativity.

She enjoys welcoming people to the community and helping Seattle feel like a big, happy family.She loves teaching, learning, performing, and sharing the joy and connectivity of zouk with her partners and those around her.