Kellie Ann Lynch is a New Haven-based dancer and Artistic Director of Elm City Dance Collective. She co-founded ECDC in 2008 and has been choreographing, teaching and developing a vision for the company since its inception. Kellie also joyfully dances with Adele Myers and Dancers, Kate Weare Company and David Dorfman Dance. Kellie has had the great privilege of working with many choreographers in the Northeast recently including Saar Harari and Lee Sher, Annie Kloppenberg and Meredith Lyons to name a few; and from 2010 to 2014, she danced with Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc on national/international touring projects such as Fraulein Maria and Scott, Queen of Mary’s. As an independent choreographer, Kellie has received artist fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, and her work has been commissioned, produced and performed throughout the Northeast including at Bates Dance Festival as an Emerging Choreographer. In 2014, she was awarded an “Arts Award” from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven for her artistic impact on the community and for creating big art in a small city. Kellie has been a Guest Artist teaching throughout NYC and at various colleges and universities in the Northeast including Wesleyan University and Connecticut College. When she isn’t dancing she can be found teaching at Aldrich Pilates, a beautiful movement oasis in the heart of downtown New Haven. Kellie holds a BA in Dance from Rhode Island College and a MFA in Dance from Smith College, and she is currently in her 1st year of the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York.
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.