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Ellen is a professional dance artist with roots in NYC and currently based in Phoenix. In her freelance career, after obtaining a BFA from East Carolina University, she’s performed for many NYC- and internationally-based artists including Janice Rosario, Bryn Cohn, Danté Brown, Yoshito Sakuraba (Abarukas), Mathew James (Urban Tribe Co.) and Luke Murphy (Attic Projects), and has performed in esteemed venues throughout NYC and the East Coast. Ellen has been a world-touring cast member of Israeli choreographer Nadine Bommer's "INVISI'ball" since 2015 and is a certified instructor of Nadine's renowned movement method; Kinetica. She resided in Israel for two years to teach this method to professional dancers from around the world and to perform with the primary company there.


Ellen  has fulfilled many residencies and has taught guest artist/master classes to universities and studios throughout America. In 2017 in NYC, she founded a project-based contemporary dance company; DEPTH. The company has been commissioned for split-bill shows throughout New York and has presented in venues including the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Dixon Place, Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theater, The Huntington Theatre (Boston), Southwest Arts Center (Atlanta), Dock11 (Berlin, Germany), and Suzanne Dellal (Tel Aviv, Israel). Ellen's work has been described as "hauntingly beautiful" and "captivatingly chilling" [BWW Reviews] with "stunning and economical" partnering [The Dance Enthusiast]. DEPTH has collaborated on two dance films, one of which has been awarded Audience Favorite at three different festivals throughout the U.S.


After returning from Israel in January, 2022, Ellen moved to Phoenix, AZ where she was selected for [nueBOX]'s 6-month StudioLAB Residency. She has since presented work at Mesa Arts Center’s Courtyard, Third Street Theatre at Phoenix Center for the Arts and more. Ellen is now a Permanent Artist In Residence at [nueBOX] and oversees the artist residency program while housing her company there. She continues to perform, teach and create in throughout the Valley.


Artist Philosophy

To dance is to be inhuman; bigger than oneself. Out of the many satisfying aspects of this art, the most rewarding is the ability to express something from one soul to another without the vast limitations of speech. 

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