Ellen is a professional dance artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. Since graduating with a BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University, she has performed for many NYC and internationally-based artists including Freddie Moore/Jiwon Lee, Janice Rosario, Bryn Cohn, Yoshito Sakuraba, Danté Brown, Ashley McQueen, Susie McHugh, and Hollye Bynum. She has trained under David Parsons, Helen Pickett, Jennifer Archibald, River North Dance Chicago, Kidd Pivot, David Dorfman and more. In 2018, Ellen was chosen to perform “Vigilante” by Luke Murphy as part of the b12 festival in Berlin. Ellen is currently a member of URBAN / TRIBE (Mathew James) and is also a touring cast member of Nadine Bommer's "INVISI'ball". Ellen has taught Guest Artist/Master Classes in Northern Virginia, Richmond, D.C., North Carolina, Austin and New York City, including classes at Gibney, Mark Morris and Peridance. Currently, Ellen is living in Tel Aviv, Israel to teach the renowned methodology of Nadine Bommer to other professional artists while she continues to perform with the primary company there. Ellen has also been acknowledged for her own choreography and is the Artistic Director of DEPTH Dance. 

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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© 2020 by Ellen Sickenberger

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