Beth McKee Elliott, a lifelong dancer, holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM), and is a Certified Movement Analyst (CMA), a dance photographer, and an energy practitioner. She has studied, taught, performed, choreographed, and presented dance all over the United States for over 25 years.
Beth has been recognized for excellence in choreography by Regional Dance America, having been selected twice as a Project Tier choreographer. She also received the the Carl Wolz Award for Choreography while attending UHM.
Beth is eternally dedicated to the art and craft of choreography, and to creating opportunities for dancers and choreographers to present their creative work by teaching, mentoring, and producing events that showcase emerging and established choreographic work. She created the Small Plates Choreography Festival in 2012 to serve this mission, and Mise en Dance, an innovative open-workshop choreographic event, to promote dialog between dance makers and their audiences.
Beth developed the Mosaic choreographic process, and she has directed her namesake performing ensemble, Beth Elliott Dance Group since 1998. She recently began a new venture, Haven Movement Company, in Newburgh, New York. She has developed an extensive repertoire of enduring, iconic works that have been performed at notable venues locally and nationally, including Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, NY, Jack Guidone Theater and Harmon Hall in Washington DC, and The Arts at Mark’s Garage in Honolulu, HI