Eleanor Hullihan

Undergraduate Discipline

Dance

Graduate Program

MFA Dance Program

Performer, choreographer, and teacher, she has performed and created work with John Jasperse, Beth Gill, Jennifer Monson, Andrew Ondrejcak, Mike Mills, Jessica Dessner, Sufjan Stevens, Lily Gold, Rashaun Mitchel, Silas Reiner, Charles Atlas, Zeena Parkins, and Tere O’Connor, among others. She teaches Pilates and body conditioning at her private studio and American Ballet Theatre’s JKO training program. She is currently creating new work with Jimmy Jolliff and Asli Bulbul.  SLC, 2017–

Undergraduate Courses 2020-2021

Dance

Conditioning for Dancers

Component—Fall

Open to all students taking a Dance Third.

This class gives students tools to develop practices that support longevity in the moving body. A weekly anatomy and kinesiology discussion will be followed by movement practices rooted in Pilates, yoga principles, body weight exercises, cardiovascular training, methods of releasing, and physical therapy exercises—all tailored for a dancer’s needs. We will investigate how these modalities support somatic and contemporary dance practices, thus building more range and opportunity in the body. The class is a space for students to investigate personal movement patterns and develop tools to support their individual dance practices.

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Graduate Courses

MFA Dance 2020-2021

Conditioning for Dancers

Component—Fall

This class gives students tools to develop practices that support longevity in the moving body. A weekly anatomy and kinesiology discussion will be followed by movement practices rooted in Pilates, yoga principles, body weight exercises, cardiovascular training, methods of releasing, and physical therapy exercises—all tailored for a dancer’s needs. We will investigate how these modalities support somatic and contemporary dance practices, thus building more range and opportunity in the body. The class is a space for students to investigate personal movement patterns and develop tools to support their individual dance practices.

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Previous Courses

Dance Practice Conference

Component—Year

Students taking Dance Thirds will meet with the instructor for this component course at least once per semester to address individual dance training issues and questions and to identify short- and long-term goals. Guided by discussion, we will develop practical strategies to address issues and questions in the context of achieving goals by means of specific supplemental exercises that address strength, flexibility, kinesthetic awareness, coordination, and effective approaches to learning. This course is designed to support and enhance students’ work in dance classes, rehearsals, and performances.

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