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Kim Elliott is a dance educator, choreographer, producer, and dancer. A New York City native, Elliott's first love has always been hip-hop and street dance. Although her training extends to other dance forms, she always uses hip-hop and street dance culture as a tool to inspire others and integrate underground and concert dance. As an educator and choreographer, Elliott teaches full-time at The Beacon School, where she developed the dance curriculum and built a rigorous and culturally inclusive dance program that encourages versatility and promotes diversity. She is the artistic director and choreographer of Kim Elliott Dance.
Elliott has taught at New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, Sacred Heart University, and Rutgers University. She has performed and choreographed at venues including Madison Square Garden, Aaron Davis Hall, Peridance Capezio Center, NYU Skirball Center, Beacon Theatre, Frederick Loewe Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, Alvin Ailey Studios, Edgerton Performing Arts Center, The National Theatre (Kampala, Uganda), and Jacob Javits Center for the Circle of Sisters Cultural Event. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Dance Educator award from the New York State Dance Education Association. Elliott obtained her MA degree in dance education from New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, where she was a recipient of the Outstanding Student in Dance Education award. She holds a K-12 teaching certificate in New York State and is a member of the National Dance Education Organization.