Chelsea Mitchell Reynolds
Chelsea Mitchell Reynolds is a performing arts specialist in the arts and cultural heritage division of the Maryland-Capital National Park and Planning Commission. In this capacity, pills she is instrumental in the development of dynamic and fulfilling arts programs for the citizens of Prince George’s County. As the committee chair for Café Groove, a monthly coffeehouse for teens, Chelsea is responsible for providing diverse and accessible teen arts programs 10 times a year in varying locations across the county. Café Groove participants can expect to take part in a wide variety of activities, from capoeira to improv comedy.
Chelsea is also a member of the coordination committee for the Prince George’s Community College’s annual Blue Bird Blues Festival, where she coordinates M-NCPPC provided youth art activities for attendees of all ages. Other M-NCPPC responsibilities include the founding and coordination of the Prince George’s Best Dance Crew Competition, co-coordination of Shakespeare in the Parks, and technical director of the annual Prince George’s Black History Month Step Show at the Bowie Center for Performing Arts. From 2010-2012, Chelsea worked as the arts manager of the M-NCPPC Safe Summer program, where she coordinated 50+ teen arts workshops between the hours of 10 PM and 12:00 AM. Safe Summer workshops are free of charge and include such projects as a mobile recording studio, a mobile open-mic event, fashion design, and illustration.
As a youth mentor and artist, Chelsea has dedicated her life to promoting teen arts and providing safe and welcoming environments for youth to express their hidden talents. A product of M-NCPPC teen arts programs and the Suitland High School VPA music program, Chelsea has seen first-hand the power of arts in the lives of young people.