ELISE KNUDSON is a New York City based dance artist. Elise teaches and facilitates CI at festivals and studios such as Touch Festival (China), Leviathan Studio (Canada) WCCI Jam (Berkeley, USA) and BKSD (Brooklyn). Elise has taught repertory and contact improvisation at Manhattanville College and Theory and Practice of Dance Improvisation at Yale University. She created NEXToNow, modeled after The Impermanent Society of Philadelphia to provided a platform for the practice of performing interdisciplinary free improvisation. She enjoys performing improvised dance with the likes of Nancy Stark Smith, Bradley Teal Ellis, Sarah Konner, David Appel, Chris Aiken&Angie Hauser, Yoshiko Chuma, Eun Jung Gonzales and Dai Jian. Elise has also enjoyed performing choreography with various Artists in New York and beyond including Jenni Hong Dance, Kiori Kawai/Purring Tiger, Risa Jaroslow, Noemie LaFrance, Luke Gutgsell, Jody Oberfelder and Koosil-ja/DANCE KUMIKO.