I had the pleasure of getting to experience Ellen as a dance teacher this winter and early spring. My son Sylvan and I attended her toddler to 3 year old class. She is wonderful. Sylvan's shyness toward her quickly transformed into adoration. He is a confident dancer now, not to mention the lead singer of his own band (Daddo plays the guitar. I am the bass player. Six month old Rheya plays the rattle). His time in Ellens' classes has blossomed his music and dance imagination.
In photographing all of Ellen's classes I had the opportunity to see her in action with all the age groups. She is talented and boisterous and fun. The joy that the children experience in learning to explore their physical creativity is nothing less than magic.
This project was a delight.