A fan of pop culture parody and blurring the lines among styles, Elle is a performance artist emphasizing the strange, the satirical, and the sensual, and she blends burlesque, modern dance, ballet, vocals, and puppetry in her unique acts. After years of being confined to the ground, she’s taken to the skies, learning and teaching aerial acrobatics on trapeze, lyra, silks, and hammock.
Blending her background in anthropology with her love of fitness, she founded Elevate With Elle, an acroburly fitness brand dedicated to helping all movement artists train safely and confidently. Elle is an avid student of aerial theory, performance modes, interdisciplinary dance, and visual storytelling — truly putting the “eclectic” in Eclectica!
She also dabbles in samba as she keeps up her ballet and jazz training. In her free time(!), she and her partner Dan make and perform puppets through their troupe, DolphinWizard Company, and enjoy craft beer and frequent trips to Universal Studios and Disney World.
In her mixed-media work, Elle specializes in portraits of celebrities and characters from popular culture that use collage as an exploration of the subjects’ symbolic representation and cultural reflection. Fascinated by the construction of icons and ideals through celebrity and fiction, Elle uses collages of images from magazine advertisements to represent major figures in the public’s eye and shared imagination in a deconstructed way.