About Chelsea

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Thanks for visiting my website. 

I started work at Australia's largest media organisation when I was just 17 while still at university and, after getting my Bachelor of Arts degree, was awarded a journalism cadetship and, in turn, a position on the features team of The Daily Telegraph. Eventually I was able to combine my two passions and became the newspaper's dance writer and reviewer.

There I stayed until the glossy world of women's magazines tempted me to jump ship. I joined New Idea firstly as online editor to launch their first ever website but quickly after I was thrust into a world of lip gloss, hair tips and, more importantly, the real business of magazines (the advertisers!) as Beauty Editor.

A promotion to Lifestyle Editor came soon after and then a move back to the world of online as Managing Editor of beauty industry bible beautydirectory.com.au.

In November 2010 after 15 years in the media industry, I headed back to the dance studio to get qualified as a dance teacher in all styles. For eight years, I managed these two seemingly very different careers simultaneously. I wrote from home for a variety of clients and businesses during the days and then, in the afternoons headed off the dance studio to teach students of all ages.

After a move north to Queensland, I opened my own dance school in 2018 and met head-on all the challenges that come with running a small business. I quickly grew the studio to more than 200 students and became a qualified trainer for nationally-accredited VET courses attaining my Cert IV in Training & Assessment.

Like many people, the pandemic prompted a reassessment and, after an action-packed four years, I decided to sell my business at the end of 2021 and move back into writing full-time.

Enter 2022 - I now call the beautiful Gold Coast home and look forward to chatting with you about working together.

Chelsea