Kellie Ann Lynch (MFA Smith College) is currently touring internationally with Doug Elkins and Friends’ Fraulein Maria, a contemporary dance deconstruction of The Sound of Music. She also dances with Adele Myers and Dancers and independent choreographer, Rachel Bernsen. As a freelance artist, Kellie has been seen dancing for Jennifer Archibald/Arch Dance Company; Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion; Wire Monkey Dance; Cathy Nicoli; Coleman/Freedman Dance; Melody Ward and Robin Prichard among others. In 2008 Kellie and her dance partner, Ariel Cohen, were awarded an Artist Fellowship in Choreography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for their work as slipperyfish dance, and she is a recent recipient of a 2011 Artist Fellowship in Choreography from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Kellie has made and set work on severals schools and universities throughout New England, and her choreography has been presented at venues in New York City, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Vermont. She has served on faculty at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Springfield College . Kellie is a Co-Artistic Director and a co-founder of Elm CityDance Collective in New Haven, CT.
Class Description: We will playfully tumble through space with precision and clarity to find ease in effort, weight and swing. Moving dynamically while simultaneously exploring nuance and performance, we will fall into and out of the floor for a full body dance experience. The class structure will begin with floor work and improvisation then progress to standing center exercises, inverted across the floor techniques and phrase work that will push us through space up side down, sideways, backwards and turning.