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Ellie Goudie-Averill

Lecturer in Dance


Originally from the Midwest, Ellie Goudie-Averill is a dance artist and educator who works with dancers of all ages on technique and performance. Since graduating with her MFA in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa, she has served as a professor at Temple University, Bucknell University, the University of Kansas, Franklin & Marshall, and Connecticut College. She has danced professionally for Sara Shelton Mann, Susan Rethorst, Lucinda Childs, Bronwen MacArthur, Group Motion, and more. Ellie is a regular collaborator and dancer with Tori Lawrence + Co. in dance films and site-specific works and has been with the company for over a decade. She currently teaches at Smith, Amherst, and Keene State Colleges, and at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought in Northampton, MA. She is also the co-founder of Atland Residency, a home for site-specific and land-based art in the Berkshire foothills. Ellie’s dance reviews and other writings have appeared online at thINKingDANCE and BAC Stories, and she is the editor for Sara Shelton Mann’s forthcoming Moving Alchemy Training Manual.


M.F.A, University of Iowa