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Dance (MFA)

Jacquelyn Elder was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company from 2005 - 2012, where she fulfilled her childhood dream of dancing some of Martha Graham's iconic solos. Currently she is performing with Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard's Maps and Noisy Channels, Maud Le Pladec's 27 Perspectives, Boris Charmatz's XX Dancers for the XX Century, Olivier Dubois's Tragedie, as well as Vincent Thomassett's Carrousel which will premier in May of 2019. T hroughout the years she has worked with artists such as Robert Wilson, Eleanor Bauer, Aszure Barton, Rachid Ouramdane, Michael Helland, Larry Keigwin, Kate Weare, Gus Giordano, and visual artist Fabrice Samyn. Jacquelyn has taught workshops and master classes at NYU Tisch School of the Arts (NY), Hellerau (Dresden, Germany), DansenHus (Oslo, Norway), Ballet Du Nord/CCN (Lille, France), Le Gymnase (Roubaix, France), The Martha Graham School (NY), Alvin Ailey/Fordham University (NY), The Joffrey Ballet School (NY), Oxbridge Academy (Palm Beach, Florida), as well as at the Biennale de la Danse (Lyon, France). During her 5 year residence in Brussels, Belgium, Jacquelyn founded The Cold Press, which was an organic cold pressed juice company, exploring her interest in the healing power of food. The Cold Press's r esearch eventually culminated in to a performance titled "Drinking Juice with Jackie", which was a part of R.E.C.E.S.S.(Ritual.Experience.Concept.Event.Spa.Show) with Michael Helland at ZSenne Gallery in Brussels, Belgium, 2017. Jacquelyn is excited by macrobiotic cuisine, foraging, minimalist composers, and the cosmos. In 2019 - 2020 she will continue to direct a documentary on the Martha Graham Dance Company titled, A Highwire of Circumstance.

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