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Bio: Kelsey (Pyro) is a Musician, Spoken Word Poet, and B-Girl (break dancer) from Minneapolis MN. She has been performing since 2005. As a result, she then became involved with Brave New Voices in New York City in 2007 as well as in San Jose 2008. As a result of her hard work, she was given a full s...See Full Bio
b-girl pyro has a show on 12/18/2012 at 08:30 PM @ karma lounge in New York, NY http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/160371687 #concert
““I don’t want to sound corny, but I think, in a lot of ways, art, not just spoken word, has seriously saved my life on a couple of occasions,” says Kelsey Van Ert x’11, a poet and singer from St. Paul, Minnesota, who is African-American, white, and Latina. She first visited Madison in 2005, when she won an adult poetry slam contest, and is now one of half a dozen First Wave students who are the first in their families to go to college. Without First Wave, she says, she wouldn’t have considered enrolling at a “huge school” like UW-Madison. “That sense of community [will] really help me stay focused in my studies,” she says. ”