Elise Knudson

Featured in Three Genres of Improvisation: Contact Improvisation.

Elise Knudson is a New York-based dance artist and educator. Her interest is being where ideas and actions intersect and this has led to explorations of critical theory via dance and vice versa. Knudson has authored about 30 long and short works for stages large and small. She holds an MFA in dance from Hollins University and a BA in Philosophy from UW, Madison. She is grateful for the privilege of dancing for Risa Jaroslow for the past decade. She has also performed for several other New York-based choreographers including Koosil-ja/DanceKumiko, Kiori Kawai/Purring Tiger, Noemie LaFrance, Jody Oberfelder, and other wonderful people. Knudson teaches and facilitates Contact Improvisation through Movement Research and at Manhattanville College.