Ellen is a professional dance artist with roots in NYC. Since gaining her 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 (Abarukas), Danté Brown, Ashley McQueen (Smashworks), Susie McHugh, Hollye Bynum (of bones) and Mathew James (URBAN / TRIBE). In 2018, Ellen performed “Vigilante” by Luke Murphy as part of the b12 festival in Berlin. Ellen has been a touring cast member of Nadine Bommer's "INVISI'ball" since 2015. She is a certified instructor of Nadine's renowned movement method; Kinetica , and was brought to Israel to teach this method to other professional dance artists from around the world. Ellen resided in Israel for two years, performing and choreographing with the primary Nadine Bommer Dance Company there. Ellen has been a commissioned resident artist at two universities and has taught Guest Artist/Master Classes in places such as Northern VA, Richmond VA, Washington DC, Greenville NC, Springfield MA, Austin TX and New York City, including classes at Gibney, Mark Morris and Peridance. She has been commissioned for multiple split bill series and has presented work in festivals around America and in venues nationally and internationally. During the pandemic, she taught to people of all ages and levels all over the world. Upon her return to the U.S. in Jan, 2022, she has relocated to Phoenix, AZ. Ellen has been acknowledged for her choreography and she continues to create work as the Artistic Director of DEPTH Dance.
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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