Hi! My name is Ellen and I am a professional dance artist with roots in NYC and have recently relocated to Phoenix. Since gaining my BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University in 2013, I have toured with companies around the world (U.S., Germany, Israel) to perform and teach as a professional contemporary dance artist. I have been dancing for 27 years and I have been teaching for 10 years. I have taught a very wide range of ages, levels and styles: young students (4-18), university-level students, young adults, middle-aged adults, and seniors. I am a certified instructor of Nadine Bommer's renowned free-movement method of 'Kinetica', and I lived in Israel for two years while teaching this method to other professional dancers from around the world. I am additionally certified in Dance Fitness, am a practiced Hip Hop teacher and performer, and am proficient in many styles of dance. I am a sought-out teacher and choreographer and I have taught contemporary Guest Artist/Master Classes in Northern VA, Richmond VA, Washington DC, Greenville NC, Austin TX, New York City (including classes at major studios Gibney, Mark Morris and Peridance) and in Israel. I have been acknowledged and awarded for my choreography and am the Artistic Director/Founder of DEPTH Dance. My minor (and general interest) in psychology allows me to relate to humans while I help them relate to their bodies and their minds. I am proficient in meditation and movement therapy, and I find great joy in connecting people of any age or level to the limitless world of movement. Join me!!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2010
BFA Dance Performance; Minor Psychology
Teaches ages 18+
Speaks Hebrew, English
Has background check
I've had a great time with Ellen! She was able to create and teach me choreographies in multiple styles to a variety of songs that I wanted to dance to. I've had prior dance experience, but I've always struggled with getting into character. Ellen really gave me space and encouragement to improve in that area. She also made sure I was able to work around previous injuries. She always took me through a thorough warm up, checked in with how my body was feeling, and adapted movements if necessary.
ellen was so patient with me and my health issues and is so willing to continue to help me achieve my once in a life time goal. she is fabulous
Ellen is a phenomenal teacher. Her understanding and approach to eliminate the common blockers people feel when trying to dance or learning to dance, is outstanding. Highly recommended