Elisa Osborne, Venezuelan born and American raised has been performing, teaching, creating and investigating dance in New York City for 20 years. Human interactions and the unveiling of the self are two motivations in her investigations. She aims to bring about authenticity based on the presence of the self and ask unanswerable questions about identity, socio-political standing, and decolonization of body and spirit. She is currently working on her own choreographic endeavors as well as movement, choreography, and mixed media works.
Open for collaborations and commissions.
Instagram @osampersanden @toomuchformost.
Own Choreography and Improvisation Work
How to move from a place of authentic connection to the present moment
2019 “Smile and Only Say White Things to me” a solo evening and Installation presentation at Projektraum LS43 as part of #scopln Artist in Residency program.
2019 Butemporary Caravan as part of PAF Berlin, a week long dancing Caravan with ending Performances at K77, Berlin.
2019 “Gag Games” solo live Performance as part of Amalgam Solo Fest at Acker Stadt Palast
2019 “Solo Morning Practice” as part of Crude Saturdays at Tic Tac Arts Center
2019 “How Far Does a Tear Goes” live Performance as part of Amalgam Solo Fest at Acker Stadt Palast
2019 Film Collaboration with Justus Ramm at Lake Studios Berlin “Lie Be”
2018 Weile: Who Own Your Body? Os&En Presented at Bushwick Art Fair and ChaShaMa BAT Open Studios
2018 “A Touch A Well” Os&En Presented by Fringe Providence 2018
2018 “The Gilded Pod” Os&En Presented and Commissioned by ChaShaMa as part of the Gala 2018
2018 “Well” Presented by Movement Research as part of Open Performances
2017 “Touch to Sea Too” to be presented at Edge Zones Gallery as part of Miami Art Fair
2016 “Nasty Woman” at the Bronx Museum curated by Hector Canonge, New York
2015 “LieBE” Dusseldorf, Germany
Choreographer/ Performer/ Dramaturge for “The 5th Proposition”
2015 “The Cult of Kant” at Dörfler, Reisholzerwerftstr. 77 Düsseldorf, Germany
2015 “The Gilded Kant” at Judson Church
2015 “The Gilded Kant Regilded: Homage to Pina Bausch” at Glasshouse Gallery, New York
2014 Participated in Gothenburg Opera’s improvisation at Chalmers University of Gothenburg
The sensation of moving in unison is comparable to the natural rhythms in nature..
2016 Rastro Dance
2015 Collaboration with Karen Boesser “I Kill Ill You” Düsseldorf, Germany
2015 VIGA212 “After Tomorrow”, New York
2014 Rebecca Lazier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaevgzRIbco New York
2010 - 2014 Collaboration with Patricia Hoffbauer, George Emilio Sanchez, Peggy Gould, Peter Richards, Laura Gilbert, and Alyssa Alpine. Para - Dice Stage 2 https://vimeo.com/81776335 New York
2012 - 2013 Sally Silver’s “Bonobo Milkshake”https://vimeo.com/59548914 New York and Washington D.C.
2004 - 2014 Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLKXqv400y0 New York
2009 Rastro Dance https://vimeo.com/24184331 New York
2004 - 2006 Mark Morris Dance Group (London, Berkeley, New York)
2001-1999 Ballet Dancer in Various Companies: Connecticut Ballet, Long Island Ballet, Lexington Ballet, New Jersey Ballet.
To teach to move as oneself within the foundations of anatomy.
2018 - Present Pilates Instructor at Equinox, NYC
2017 - Present Pilates Instructor at Clay Spa Manhattan, NYC
2018 - Assisted Irene Dowd’s Hip Phrase during Melt Workshop at Movement Research, NYC
2017 - Assisted Irene Dowd’s Spirals During Melt Workshop at Movement Research, NYC
2015 - Taught neuromuscular facilitation and dance workshop at Tanzhaus NRW. Dusseldorf, Germany
2015 - Taught company classes for “Karen Boesser Projects”. Dusseldorf, Germany
2014 - Substitute teacher for International Ballet Master Teacher Janet Panetta, NYC
2014 - Assisting Patricia Hoffbauer and George Emilio Sanchez at Barnard/Columbia University, NYC
2014 - Assisted Irene Dowd with “Volutes” as part of a teacher training, NYC
2013 - Taught Ballet portion of audition to P.A.R.T.S. auditionees, NYC
2010 - 2011 Assisted Patricia Hoffbauer in the choreographing of “For This reason I will Call this Dance...” at the New York University’s Second Avenue Company
2007 to 2015 Taught Ballet, Modern and Pilates at Mark Morris Dance Center to children and adults, NYC
2008 to 2015 Pilates Mat at Hunter College, Mark Morris Dance Center, 92St Y, and privately, NYC
2007 Taught Master Classes in "Open Look Festival" St. Petersburg, Russia
2006 - 2007 Taught Master Classes at North Carolina School of the Arts for "Dance Arts Exchange", North Carolina
2006 Choreographed for the United Nations Singers Spain Tour, NYC
2005 to 2007 Taught Ballet and Modern at Dancewave to children and adults. Also arranged "Kosile's" - Moondog Section choreographed by Dusan Tynek, on Kids Company II and choreographed for Young Movers Group, NYC
2006 - 2014 taught Pilates, Repertory, and Composition at Windhover in Rockport, Mass as part of the Dusan Tynek Dance Theater's Summer Residency, where each year choreographed a site specific piece for the students, NYC
Education never ends, especially when we make it play
1993 - 1998 University of North Carolina School of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree & High School Diploma in Dance
1991 - 1993 Ballet Concerto and Maria Tereza Carrizo Schools in Miami, FL
1989 - 1991 Ballet Teresa Careno under Josefina Conde de Concheso. Caracas, Venezuela
1987 - 1989 Ballet Lidija Franklin. Caracas, Venezuela
2017 - Certified in “Creating New Highly Targeted Dancerly Warm - Up Choreography Based PNF Patterns” by Irene Dowd
2016 - Certified in “Choreographing Variations on PNF Patterns”by Irene Dowd
2016 - Certified in “PNF Choreographies” by Irene Dowd
2014 - Certified in “Volutes” Dance by Irene Dowd
2013 - Certified in “Idiokinesis”by Irene Dowd
2012 - Certified in “Flower Seed Dance” by Irene Dowd
2012 - Certified in “The Dancer’s Arms: From Hand to Heart” by Irene Dowd
2012 - Certified in “Arthrokinematics and Anatomical Coaching of the Knee Joint in Relationship to the Whole Body” by Irene Dowd
2011 - Certified in “Clinics in Manual Skills and Tactile Strategies: Focusing on Extremities of Feet, Hands, and Top of the Spine” by Irene Dowd
2010 - 2012 Pilates Certification at the Kane/ Kinected School, NYC
2014 David Zambrano “Flying Low” and Improvisation
2014 Eleanor Bauer “Learning by Dancing”
2012 Irene Dowd’s “Resonance”
2010 Miguel Gutierrez
2007 Gaga with Ohad Naharin
2003-2006 Mark Morris
Residencies and Tours
2018 - Residency at Lake Studios, Berlin December 26 2018 to January 2019
2013 - Residency at the “Painted Bride” with Patricia Hoffbauer and George Emilio Sanchez, Philadelphia
2013 - Residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center with Sally Silvers and Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre, NYC
2013 - Tour to Serbia with Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre, Serbia
2010 Residency at "The Yard" with Patricia Hoffbauer, Peggie Gould, George Emilio Sanchez, and Peter Richards, Martha’s Vineyard
2009 Mexico and Venezuela touring with "Rastro Dance".
2007 Performed in "American Dance Platform" Krakow, Poland, "International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival" Bytom, Poland, and "Open Look Festival" St. Petersburg, Russia
2006 - 2007 Collaboration performances with Maggie Lloyd in Rhode Island College, Brown Mini - Fest, Brown University, and Bowerbird Festival in Philadelphia
Press Highlights and Mentions
Outside the Stage
2016 Internship at Movement Research as Database Intern and Studio Check in
2016 Translator (Spanish) and Paralegal Duties at Howard Rosengarten P.C. (212) 533-2606.
2014 - Marketing and Development for VIGA212
2014 - Participated in a Body/Sculpture performance for reconstructing Ana Mandietta”s collaboration with Hans Breder in Mind’s Mirror at Ethan Cohen Gallery in New York. https://www.ecfa.com/minds-mirror--hans-breder-1964-2014
2010 to 2013 Aided Patricia Hoffbauer with marketing, fundraising and logistics for “Para-Dice”.
2009 to 2011 Booking Representative for Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre.
2004-2007 Administrative Assistant at Peter B. Cannell. (212) 752-5255.
1999-2000 Volunteer Coordinator, Community Organizer and Logistics Assistant to AIDS Walk New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. MZA Events - http://www.mzaevents.com/