MFA in Dance, University of Colorado Boulder; BA in History and Philosophy, NewYork University. CU faculty member since 2000. Ellsworth is unique among the dance faculty for teaching Dance, Theatre, and Arts & Sciences Special Courses (interdisciplinary courses that combine dance, theatre, science, music and film).
Michelle Ellsworth makes solo performance work, performable websites, drawings, and videos. She is a 2013 Creative Capital Grantee and a 2011 United States Artists Knight Fellow. Ellsworth’s work has been commissioned by the National Performance Network, Diverseworks, Dance Theater Workshop, On The Boards, and Danspace Project. She has performed and taught at Brown University, Columbia College, Naropa University, The University of Costa Rica, and in Ireland. Her drawings and spreadsheets have been published in CHAIN and her screen dances have been seen around Europe and throughout the U.S. The New York Times has described Ellsworth’s solo work as “virtuosic,” and “completely winning.” Ellsworth is currently working on a 7-inch recording with drummer Sean Meehan and is an Associate Professor in Dance at the University of Colorado-Boulder.