Kellie Ann Lynch (Artistic Director, ECDC) is a New Haven-based dancer who co-founded ECDC and has been choreographing, teaching and developing a vision for the company since it's inception. Kellie also joyfully dances with Adele Myers and Dancers, Kate Weare Company and David Dorfman Dance. Kellie has had the great privilege of working with many choreographers in the Northeast including Doug Elkins on national/international touring projects such as Fraulein Maria and Scott, Queen of Marys. As an independent choreographer, Kellie has received artist fellowships in choreography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; and her work has been commissioned, produced and performed throughout the Northeast. 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 2015, Kellie attended Bates Dance Festival as an Emerging Choreographer where her work was produced and she was awarded a choreographic residency. Kellie has been a Guest Artist teaching throughout NYC and at various colleges and universities in the Northeast. When she isn't dancing she can be found teaching at Aldrich Pilates, a beautiful movement oasis in the heart of downtown New Haven. Kellie holds a BA in Dance from Rhode Island College and a MFA in Dance from Smith College.