brno- mcdonaldsEllen Smith Ahern grew up dancing in Illinois. She came east to earn her BA in Dance at Middlebury College ’05, where she studied with Penny Campbell, Amy Chavasse, Andrea Olsen and Peter Schmitz. Since then she has worked with many artists, including Lida Winfield, Kate Elias, Polly Motley, El Circo Contemporaneo, Tiffany Rhynard’s Big APE and David Appel. Ellen has toured throughout Mexico, Cuba, Qatar, Europe and the USA. With grant support from The Field, The VT Arts Council, The Flynn Center and The Nat’l Endowment for the Arts, she has shown her work in venues such as Dixon Place, Danspace/St. Mark’s Church, The Flynn Theater, The Ionion Center and The Rococo Theatre in Prague. Based now in New York City, Ellen is thrilled to be collaborating again with Jane Comfort & Company, while continuing to choreograph, teach and perform as an independent artist. Please visit www.ellensmithahern.com