Ellen Oliver

Ellen Oliver
2nd Year MFA Candidate in Dance, Choreography Track
BA in Performance + Choreography, Hampshire College
W126 Halsey Hall
Research Interests: 
site specific, sculpture, installation, choreographies of rock climbing

Ellen Oliver's current research explores the intersections of rock climbing and choreography. Her summer 2022 Digital Library Publishing Studio Fellowship looked at the data flow of rock climbing sequences through the Perception Neuron 3 body suit, Unreal Engine, and Isadora software. She is currently researching climbing route designs through green screen with support from the Public Digital Arts at UIowa. She was the 2020 White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence and has spent several summers as a Young Artist in Residence at Bearnstow, Maine. Ellen has performed with several dance companies across New England, and she is a living statue at TEN31 Productions. Ellen attended University of North Carolina School of the Arts for high school and received a BA at Hampshire College in 2016 with semester research at Universidad de las Artes in Havana, Cuba.