Lindsey Bauer (Dancer, Programming Director, Co-founder, Graphic Designer) is a dance artist, teacher and choreographer. As Programming Director, Lindsey has been able to implement partnerships with community organizations providing after school movement experiences for children in the public schools and at the Eli Whitney Museum’s summer program. Her dance work has been presented in CT, MD and AZ. In addition to ECDC artists, Lindsey has worked with Olushola Cole, Adejoke Tubiyele, Rachel Bernsen, A. Beck and Nicole Manus. Lindsey teaches dance full time at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, mentors the seniors in their capstone projects and advises the National Honor Society for the Dance Arts Chapter. She has a B.F.A from Towson University and an M.F.A. from Arizona State University. Lindsey loves experiencing dance in new ways and witnessing that experience in others. She is grateful for each day that she spends moving with ECDC and thanks everyone that makes this possible.
Kellie Ann Lynch
Kellie Ann Lynch (choreographer) is a co-founder and Artistic Director of Elm City Dance Collective. Since 2008, she has been making dances, performing and teaching for ECDC. In addition to her work with ECDC, she has also been performing and creating with Adele Myers and Dancers since 2008. She has had the great privilege of working with Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc for a number of years; and is currently working with Kate Weare Company in NYC. Other recent artists Kellie has worked with include Saar Harari and Lee Sher, Annie Kloppenberg, and Nicole Stanton. Kellie’s choreography has been commissioned, produced and performed throughout the Northeast including at Bates Dance Festival as an Emerging Choreographer. As a Guest Artist, she has taught at several colleges and universities in New England. Kellie holds a BA in Dance from Rhode Island College and a MFA in Dance from Smith College. When she isn’t dancing, Kellie can be found teaching Pilates at the movement oasis, Aldrich Pilates, in downtown New Haven.
Tara Lee Burns
Tara Lee Burns (dancer) moved to New Haven, CT after living and dancing in NYC for seven years. She is honored to have recently started working with Elm City Dance Collective’s generous and exquisite performers and creators. Tara also has been performing, teaching and creating with Adele Myers and Dancers since 2006 and has performed throughout the US and Europe with various choreographers including Alexandra Beller, Kelly Drummond Cawthon and Marjani Forté. Mrs. Burns has taught at Jacob’s Pillow, Connecticut College and the formerly known Dance New Amsterdam in NYC to name a few and she currently teaches at Educational Center for the Arts in downtown New Haven. Her own work has been performed throughout Florida, Connecticut, NYC and in the UK. Tara received a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of Florida (Summa Cum Laude) and an MA in Digital Performance from The University of Hull, UK.