Kellie Ann Lynch is a New Haven-based dancer who has been performing and creating with Adele Myers and Dancers since 2008. She is also co-founder and Artistic Director of Elm City Dance Collective for which she has been choreographing, teaching and developing a vision for the company since it’s inception. In addition to her long time work with these two companies, she has also had the great privilege of working with Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. for a number of years on projects such as Fraulein Maria and Scott, Queen of Mary's. With all three companies, she has toured across the US and abroad, making stops at notable dance venues such as American Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow, The Joyce Theater, WhiteBird Dance, Bates Dance Festival and many more. In the last several years, her freelance experiences have included working with numerous choreographers in the Northeast including Saar Harari and Lee Sher, Annie Kloppenberg, Tara Burns, Lindsey Bauer, WireMonkey Dance, Jennifer Archibald, Kyle Abraham, and Rachel Bernsen to name a few. As an independent choreographer, Kellie has received artist fellowships in choreography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her work with Ariel Cohen as "slipperyfish dance" and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; and her work has been commissioned, produced and performed throughout the Northeast. In 2009, she received an Alumni Honor Roll Award from Rhode Island College for her achievements in dance post undergraduate school; and in 2014, she was one of four recipients of the "Arts Award", distributed by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, for her artistic impact on the community. In July of 2015, Kellie attended Bates Dance Festival as an Emerging Choreographer where her work was presented in the festival’s Dance Now concert and she was given time and space for choreographic research. In addition to performing and making dances, Kellie also teaches dance and has been on faculty at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Springfield College, Connecticut College and Wesleyan University. Kellie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Rhode Island College and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Smith College.