Elle Hong (b. 1995, Hawai`i, USA)

MFA (Dance), University of Colorado Boulder ‘21
Graduate Certificate (Emergent Technologies & Media Arts Practice), University of Colorado Boulder ‘21
BA (Dance; Sociology), Wesleyan University ‘17




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 Curriculum Vitae                                     Artistic Statement


Elle Hong (they/she) is an antidisciplinary artist from the occupied lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom (Honolulu, HI). Currently based in Arapaho/Cheyenne/Sioux/Ute Territories (Denver, CO), they hold an MFA in Dance with a Graduate Certificate in Emergent Technologies & Media Arts Practice from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a BA in Dance & Sociology from Wesleyan University. Elle’s work spans across dance, media arts, text, sound, and pedagogy, often employing queer/diasporic bricolaging techniques for creating performances that reenvision history and form. She additionally provides dramaturgical support for artists Helanius J. Wilkins (“The Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-body Belonging”) and Laura Ann Samuelson (“Telegraph Valley”), and has toured as a performer for Michelle Ellsworth (“Post-Verbal Social Network”).

Elle's performance and visual works have been presented both nationally and internationally, including the Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece), SPEKTRUM (Berlin, Germany), the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (Seattle, WA), Dairy Arts Center (Boulder, CO), Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH), and the Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery (Middletown, CT). Elle's creative research works to uncover the embedded politics and power structures inherent to viewing and being viewed. Elle is invested in exposing the complex dialectic between interiority and exteriority, paving way towards new methods of being that actively resist and transcend categorization.

For commissions, bookings, and all other inquiries, please email: rhmanayan[at]gmail[dot]com.

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