ELENA CHRISTINA SANTIAGO
Dancer, Choreographer, Educator
Hunter College Masters in Dance Education, May 2017
The curriculum is designed for artists and educators that focus on applying teaching methods to dance classroom environments, combining dance and education courses.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science – Dance, 2012
The B.S degree provides wide theoretical and practical study of dance, 57 dance credits.
The Ailey School
Graduate of Certificate Program, 2011
A three-year program that takes a conservatory approach to dance training, the weekly schedule includes 15 to 17 dance technique classes including Ballet, Pointe, Horton, Graham, Jazz, West African, Dunham, Tap, Barre and Yoga.
Marymount School of New York August 2015 – Present
A Catholic day school that seeks to educate young women to grow and learn, Pre-Kindergarten assistant teacher and dance educator for ages 4-6.
Peridance Capezio Center
New York, NY Sept. 2014 – 2015
Young Movers Program instructor offering classes for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Students are carefully guided through basic exploration of motor skills, musicality and rhythm.
The Music and Arts School
Door County, WI, 2005 – 2014
Instructed group and private lessons from ages 2-30, instructing ballet, modern, African, Hip Hop and Creative Movement.
Corkbuzz Wine Studio, Event Coordinator
New York, NY May 2014 – 2015
Charlie Bird, Event Coordinator
New York, NY May 2013 – 2014
Mark Morris Dance Group, Company Manager Intern
New York, NY March – May 2013
Karma Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training
New York, NY July 2015
92nd St. Y DEL Dance Program Intensive
New York, NY July 2013
2017 Heather Watts Scholarship, full tuition for Hunter College
2014 Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College, full scholarship
2013 Dance Education Laboratory at 92nd St. Y, full scholarship
2012 Garth Fagan Summer Intensive, full scholarship
Performed works by: Pedro Ruiz, Jacquelyn Buglisi, Earl Mosley, Darrell Moultrie, Garth Fagan, Norwood Pennewell, Guy Thorne, Alan Sener, Chris Walker, Li Chiao-Ping, Jin-Wen Yu, Marlene Skog, Taryn VanderHoop, Kit Stanley
My choreography: "Host" University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017), “Arturita” The Kaye Playhouse (2016), “Host” The Ailey School (2015), “Honey Lion” The Ailey Citigroup Theatre (2016), “Honey Lion” Salvatore Capezio Theatre (2014)