Ella Rosewood Dance
Choreography, performance, and education based in Brooklyn, NY.




Ella Rosewood Dance (ERD) is a New York City based dance company that thrives on performance, choreography, and education. ERD has been passionately sharing movement with the community since 2009 when Ella Rosewood formed the company in Madison, WI. In January 2011, ERD relocated to New York City.

“Ms.” - a short film about Ella Rosewood by Walter Zhang.

Ella Rosewood Dance is organized for the purpose of:

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  • Creating and promoting original and highly textured dance artwork by Ella Rosewood;

  • Performing and producing the above work as well as work that is commissioned and/or collaborative for diverse audiences;

  • Preserving historic and seminal modern dance solos through reconstructions and education initiatives;

  • Using movement art experiences, training and critical response interaction to provide educational and artistic opportunities to the community; and

  • Carrying out all other activities necessary to achieve the above purposes.


Ella Rosewood is a choreographer, performer, educator, and solo dance preservationist based in NYC.  Rosewood holds dual Bachelors Degrees in Dance and Elementary Education from UW-Madison and a Masters Degree in Dance Education from the Inaugural Cohort of the Lincoln Center Scholars Alternative Certification Program in partnership with the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College.  

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Rosewood is actively preserving historic solo dances for performance and educational purposes and has works by seminal artists Jane Dudley, Doris Humphrey, Louise Kloepper, Katherine Litz, Sybil Shearer, Anna Sokolow, Helen Tamiris, and Hortense Lieberthal Zera in her repertoire. Rosewood has also performed solos by living choreographers including Douglas Dunn and Heidi Latsky. She currently dances for the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company.

Rosewood's choreography has been seen internationally in Taipei Taiwan, and locally at the Judson Church, 92nd Street Y, Dixon Place, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Secret Theater, Chen Dance Center, Spoke the Hub’s Follies, Green Space, and more. When she first moved to NYC in 2011, she mounted “Second Skin: Seven Solo Dances” at the Merce Cunningham Studio.  Her educational initiatives for the project were featured in the May/June 2011 Inspiration Issue of Dance Studio Life Magazine.

Rosewood works full-time as a dance specialist at I.S. 347 School of Humanities in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  She helped revise the New York City Department of Education Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance and presented her scholarly research about dance education at the 2016 National Dance Education Conference in Washington, D.C.  She is also an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.  She is a former member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee.

Before graduate school, Rosewood danced with JoAnna Mendl Shaw’s Equus Projects and was the Education Associate at New York Live Arts where she managed the educational programs for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.  

CV available upon request.