Gelsey Weiss Mahanes
Gelsey is a Creative Director for A-Max Entertainment, a professional live entertainment company that provides customized performances for film, premiere events, charity galas, and corporate engagements. Gelsey enjoyed a 20-year professional performing career in Los Angeles and New York. During her decade as a Radio City Rockette and spokeswoman, Gelsey appeared on The Today Show, MSNBC, CNN, Oprah, Entertainment Tonight and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her numerous events for Disney included Princess Diaries, Freaky Friday, Finding Nemo and the 75th Anniversary Celebration with Julie Andrews. She can be seen in feature films including You Again with Kristen Bell, Zombie Prom with Katy Mixon, Starsky and Hutch, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and 500 Days of Summer. Television credits include the MTV Movie Awards, TV Land Awards, Young and the Restless, and Boston Public. Gelsey performed in national commercials and industrials for ABC, Microsoft, 7-Up, Macy’s, Pace Picante Sauce, M&Ms, and ESPN.
Gelsey is a scholarship alumna of the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, CA. She attended Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and was the first Dance Major awarded a Hunt Leaders Scholarship. Gelsey co-founded the Dance Ministry at Mosaic LA, was a company member of Word in Motion, and is a certified Pilates teacher. She loves encouraging dancers in multiple styles as a guest teacher and adjudicator.