Ella Matweyou's picture

Dancer, Teacher

Portland, OR 97232
United States

Bio

Ella Matweyou began studying ballet at the age of eight in her hometown of Akron, OH. In high school, she attended the pre-professional ballet program at the Dance Institute of the University of Akron, where she performed with the University of Akron Dance Company. Ella went on to study as a dance major at Point Park University, concentrating in Modern & Jazz. After spending a semester at Point Park, she transferred to The Ohio State University to further her studies in contemporary dance, focusing on Dance Performance, Education, and Criticism. Ella graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in May 2014, attaining her BFA in Dance with a minor in English. Ella has attended summer intensives with Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, The Equus Projects in NYC, Trinity-Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London, American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She has had the opportunity to perform choreography by Ohad Naharin, Bebe Miller, Robert Moses, Alex Ketley, Susan Hadley, Abby Zbikowski, Melanie Bales, Colleen Leonardi, and other distinguished professionals. At present, Ella is living in Portland, OR, where she is currently rehearsing for a new project with choreographer Eliza Larson. Ella teaches classes for both children and adults at The Aspire Project in North Portland, including ballet, creative movement, contemporary, and yoga. She is also an instructor at Pure Barre Portland - Lloyd.

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Resume

Dance Col 1 Dance Col 2 Dance Col 3
Excerpts from "Max"Ohad Naharin (staged by Tom Weinberger)American Dance Festival; Durham, NC
"The Hendrix Redux"Bebe MillerDance Downtown; Columbus, OH
"tir fo thuinn", "Graft"Kate RafterAutomal; Portland, OR
"Tropics"Arjuni PrasetyoriniAmerican Dance Festival; Durham, NC
"Origins"Susan HadleyDrums Downtown; Columbus, OH
"Reich Dance"Susan HadleyDrums Downtown; Columbus, OH
"Thoughts In My Lungs" (Solo)Colleen LeonardiOSU Winter Concert; Columbus, OH
"Radiant Paths"Catherine Turocy & Melanie BalesDance Uptown; Columbus, OH
"sounding-board"Abby ZbikowskiSpring Dance Festival; Columbus, OH
"STREAM"Robin PrichardDublin Arts Council; Columbus, OH
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
Shine Yoga, Yoga InstructorPortland, ORNov. 2014-Present
The Aspire Project, Ballet InstructorPortland, ORSept. 2104-Present
Yoga-Well-Being, Yoga InstructorColumbus, OHJan. 2014-May 2014
Angela Young Dance Studio, Dance Instructor (Ballet, Creative Movement, & Jazz)Columbus, OHJuly 2013-May 2014
Training Col 1 Training Col 2 Training Col 3
BFA Dance, The Ohio State University2010-2014Columbus, OH
Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute2012-2013Columbus, OH
Dance Major, Point Park UniversityAutumn Semester 2011Pittsburgh, PA
Pre-Professional Program, Dance Institute of the University of Akron2008-2010Akron, OH
Pointe West Studio1999-2008Akron, OH
Skills Col 1 Skills Col 2 Skills Col 3
Classical BalletModern/Contemporary DanceImprovisation
Certified Yoga InstructorDance EducationWriting & Editing

Stats

Gender 
Female
Age Range 
20-25
Ethnic Appearance 1 
Caucasian
Ethnic Appearance 2 
Eastern European
Hair Color 
Blonde
Hair Length 
Long
Eye Color 
Brown
Sizing System 
US
Height 
5'9"
Suit/Dress 
6
Shirt 
Medium
Pants 
6
Shoe 
9