Michelle Ellsworth
Dancer and Performance Artist
Boulder, CO
2011 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Michelle Ellsworth is a dancer, choreographer, video maker, writer, cartoonist, and web designer. In her performances, Ellsworth combines dance with technology, humorously confronting issues such as biodiversity or problems with the shrinkage of the Y chromosome. Since 2007, she has created performable websites that exist as independent sites as well as live pieces. Ellsworth has performed at On the Boards, Seattle, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and dance Theater Workshop in New York. She has received commissions from DTW, DiverseWorks, Houston, National Performance Network, and the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Department.

Portrait photo courtesy Satchel Spencer.
  • Artwork by Michelle Ellsworth
    The Objectification of Things, 2008; photo credit Juan Carlos Salvatierra
Artwork by Michelle Ellsworth