Faculty Profile Ellen Sickenberger

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    Ellen Sickenberger

    Bio



    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. Last Summer, Ellen performed “Vigilante” by Luke Murphy as part of the b12 festival in Berlin. Ellen currently performs with URBAN / TRIBE (Mathew James), and she is 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 and Mark Morris. Ellen has been acknowledged for her choreography and is the Artistic Director of DEPTH dance. The company most recently presented work in the Austin Dance Festival where their film won audience favorite, MIXTAPE Festival ATL, and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival.

    Class Description



    We will begin class with meditative and imaginative methods to become fully present in the space. Through a guided improvisation, we will release the mind in order to drop deeper into our bodies while we challenge ourselves to manifest energy through movement. Class exercises will include tasks to connect to the energy of our bodies, the space, and to the others around us. We will debunk labels, limitations and patterns to discover a fertile and judgement-free atmosphere. Once we have fully arrived, we will dive into floor work phrases and partnering tasks across the floor. Here we will focus on inversions, efficiency in and out of the floor and seamless transitions from one movement to the next. We will finish class with a gritty, animalistic phrase combining our previous explorations with the joy of athletic, effortful and raw movement.

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                    Week of: Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019