Chelen Middlebrook was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Throughout her childhood, she primarily trained in ballet at BalletNova Center for Dance in their pre-professional conservatory program. Chelen credits her training to BalletNova and other training programs such as The Dance Theatre of Harlem and Houston Ballet. She is a recent graduate of SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Dance. Throughout her training, she was featured in works choreographed by Arthur Michell, Robert Garland, Stanton Welch, Hannah Garner, Annie Rigney, Kayla Farrish, and Gregory Lau. Chelen is passionate about writing and choreography. She is open to dancing professionally in concert, commercial, or dance theatre spaces.