Freelance performer and choreographer, Simone Elliott was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, USA. She has devoted her life to sustainable movement and the freedom of expression; be it in her own performance as a dancer, her choreographic creations, or her methods as a teacher, Simone has always grounded her human experience in movement.
After fifteen consecutive seasons performing in theaters across Europe, Simone’s career has provided her the opportunity to work with well-known choreographers such as Crystal Pite, Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Mauro Bigonzetti, Felix Landerer, Yuki Mori, Marina Mascarell, Fabien Prioville, Ihsan Rustem, Guiseppe Spota, and Stephen Thoss. With their given guidance and inspiration, she is now eager to contribute her own style and vision to the world-wide community.
Having entered into the movement arts by the age of three, Simone sought out a private coach to begin pursuing her career by age eleven. She attended renowned ballet schools such as Boston Ballet, the Goh Academy in Canada, and the Tanya Pearson Academy in Australia. It was during this time that she decided to look towards Europe for a professional career and consequently went on tour to begin auditioning for schools. After having made it to the semi-finals at the Genee Competition in Greece for the Cultural Olympics, she continued on throughout Europe and ended the tour with her acceptance to the Tanz Akademie Zürich.
Once her schooling was complete, she accepted her first contract in Austria at Tiroler Landestheater, then continued on to Die Theater Chemnitz, Staatstheater Nürnberg, and most recently Theater Regensburg.
While in Regensburg, Simone was given the chance to choreograph on the company each year. She created seven short works and took on an additional part-time role as ballet mistress and choreographic assistant to Yuki Mori. Researching and developing work along side Mori ignited her desire to go forth as a creator herself.
Having experienced several serious injuries throughout her career, Simone has discovered how to retrain her body for continued strength and mobility in order to move freely. This is where she began exploring interdisciplinary practices from yoga, sport performance training, to the movement language of Gaga. Being able to share this valuable knowledge with others by way of sustainable movement and choreography, Simone has thus centered her life practices on this premise.