Founder/Director of Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Center, Kea Tesseyman has devoted her life to offering quality, wholesome and inspiring dance opportunities and performances.  Based out of the Midcoast Maine area, she travels internationally teaching and training in many different styles, methods and techniques.  Kea’s experiences in the dance world have shaped her philosophy and built the structure that she uses to deliver her unique approach to dance instruction.  The catalyst for her passion and love of the art of movement comes from the hope to inspire young generations to think and feel for themselves with self-love and validation that their ideas matter and will change the world.

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Kea has been teaching dance and movement since 2002.  In addition to years of training in Boston with the legends of Old School Hip Hop, Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey Extension in NYC, she appeared in Dance Spirit magazine for a National High Gold win with the company Dancer’s Inc in 2009., has been a keynote speaker for conferences such as Juice 3.0, is an advocate for teen health and suicide/bullying/drug/alcohol prevention.

Kea continues her training in New York City in addition to choreographing and performing. She regularly attends the Broadway Dance Center’s Teacher Training Program and other trainings in NYC, LA and abroad.

Kea has been teaching in Camden and the Midcoast area since 2002, teaching at local organizations, fundraisers, studios and schools state-wide. Kinetic Energy Alive Dance was founded in 2010.

Kea’s focus locally is presenting her Annual Studio Showcases “Grit & Grace”, at the Camden Opera House. “Just be You” (2016), “The Evolution” SOLD OUT (2017), “Unleashed: The Next Generation” SOLD OUT (2018) and “Superheroes Among Us” SOLD OUT (2019).  Kea also created, choreographed, directed and produced “The Lion King: A Brothers’ Tale” in 2017, which was held at the Strom Auditorium at the Camden Hills Regional High School.

Some of other projects Kea has been a part of includes “Power Performance, Dance and Short Film Events” with co-creator with Lee Parent, a Belfast native. The two developed a dance method called Power Performance, inspired by the healing work and therapy-like results from her unique style of one-on-one coaching and group motivation/guidance on the dance floor through chirographical stories based on real life events of experience, trauma, strength and hope.

Other projects: The Restorative Justice Project, Belfast / “Dancing with the Local Stars” Wayfinder School fundraisers 2010 and 2016 / Awareness for Bullying in 2013, Portland / Power Performance tour in Coechella Valley, California, covering a 21-school district area, bringing dance to the children of the area.

One of Kea’s passions is motivational speaking and dance mentorship through empowerment. She has been a keynote speaker for conferences such as Juice 3.0 and 3.5, is an advocate for teen health covering areas such as: drug/alcohol prevention, suicide awareness, bullying, safe sex and domestic violence.

 

To book Kea to come to your school, studio or event to speak and perform, please use our contact form to send your information to set up an initial consultation call to see if Kea is the right fit for your event.

Teachers Kea has worked with:

Hip Hop/Street Jazz: Lia Kim/ Dylan Mayoral / Jun Quemado / Koharu Sugawaru / Carlos Netto / Derek Mitchel / Jon Rua (original member of “Hamilton”)

Old school hip hop/Funk: Budastretch / Poppin Pete / Boogaloo Sam / the Bobby Twins / Honey Rockwell / HIlty & Bosch / Mr Wiggles

Breaking: Bruce Tracey, Jose “chicken” Hernandez

Popping: Ms. Vee, Bruce Tracey, Shallow

Krumping: Stackz

Waacking: Yo Yo Green

 

Modern: Karen Arcenueaux, Horton Technique Alvin Ailey / Caterina Rago, Graham

Contemporary Floorwork: Ashle Dawson

Ballet: Finis Jhung / Dorit Koppel

TV and theater: Lane Napper

Contemporary, Contemporary Jazz, Lyrical Contemporary: Ginger Cox / Tracie Stanfield /

Bollywood: Kartik Mohan, Mumbai, India