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

Elle Hong (they/she) is an anti-disciplinary artist, writer, and educator from the occupied lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom (Honolulu, HI). Currently based in Arapaho/Cheyenne/Ute Territories (Denver, CO), they received their MFA in Choreography from the University of Colorado Boulder with a graduate certificate in Emergent Technologies & Media Arts Practice, and their BA in Dance & Sociology from Wesleyan University. Their work spans through dance, media arts, writing, music, and pedagogy - often bricolaging them into hybrid performance. Elle currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Summer Mountain Dance Project, provides dramaturgical support for artists Helanius J. Wilkins and Laura Ann Samuelson, and teaches dance classes throughout the greater Colorado area.

Elle's performance and visual works have been displayed both nationally and internationally, including the Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (Greece), SPEKTRUM (Berlin), the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (Seattle, WA), Art Gym Denver (Denver, CO), Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH), and the Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery (Middletown, CT). Elle's research currently focuses on interplays between form/formlessness and being/nothingness, and physicalizing the imagination/psyche as a site for queer world-building.

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


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