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Kim Elliott

Kim Elliott, dance educator, choreographer, and performer obtained her Master of Arts in Dance Education from NYU's Steinhardt School in May 2009 and received the Outstanding in Dance Education award. She received her Bachelor of Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Marketing and Communications.

A New York City native, Kim’s first love has always been Hip Hop dance and she has been able to build her curriculum based on learning experiences from the NYU Dance Education program. Although her training extends to other dance forms, she always challenges herself to bridge the gap between the streets and the stage in Hip Hop dance and culture. One of her joys was having the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for the Dance Ed study abroad program in Uganda, where she was able to utilize her curriculum.

Currently, Kim is the dance teacher at The Beacon School in Manhattan and teaches Hip Hop Dance Technique and Pedagogy in the Dance Education Department. Kim has also performed, choreographed, and taught at various venues including Aaron Davis Hall, Peridance, Beacon Theatre, Frederick Lowe Theatre, and Radio City Music Hall for Steinhardts' annual graduation ceremony. Kim is most proud of her growth as a dance educator and choreographer, becoming part of the NYU family, and mostly the opportunity to touch so many lives through the art of dance.