Ayano Elson is a choreographer and designer. She was born in Okinawa, Japan, and graduated from Connecticut College with majors in dance and art history. Since moving to New York, her work has been presented by AUNTS, Gibney Dance, the New Museum, Roulette, and Triskelion Arts. She has had the privilege and pleasure to perform in works by artists Evvie Allison, Phoebe Berglund, Kim Brandt, Liz Charky, Glass Ghost, and Steven Reker in places like Audio Visual Arts, BRIC, the Invisible Dog, the Kitchen, Lincoln Center, and Pioneer Works. Ayano has a dog named Patrick, and her project involves paring and reducing the medium to its simplest components: color, bodies, and sound.