After graduating from Appalachian State University with degrees in Dance (Performance), Visual Art, and Interior Design, Celia performed with X Factor, a contemporary dance company based out of Boone, NC. She toured that season with the North Carolina Dance Festival. In 2008 Celia studied with The American Dance festival, held at Duke University, concentrating on Cunningham technique (Modern). Returning to WNC, Celia reunited with long-time dance friend, Alisha Ear, and two other accomplished dancers for a project-based summer creative entitled ACTS dancers. They performed locally. In 2009, Sherri McCready, founder of Elevate School of Life and Art, approached Celia to perform a long-running contract with Godspell (off Broadway), as well as instruct her daughter in private ballet lessons. And from there, in the back of Garage 34 on Lexington Avenue, the Elevate Dance Program commenced. From 2013-2015, Celia founded and directed ALIAS International Dance Theatre, performing in: Asheville, VA, NYC, and across East Asia. In 2013, Celia founded the Circus Arts Program at Elevate, which continues to grow. Currently, Celia instructs dance and aerial arts courses at Elevate.