Ellie Sandstrom is a choreographer, performer and dance educator, who is fueled by movement in many forms. She is a 2013 Creative Residency recipient from Velocity Dance Center, was a "Spotlight Award" winner from Seattle Magazine and can be seen in a book entitled "Seattle 100" by photographer Chase Jarvis. Since receiving her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, she has worked with many dance makers and artists, including Scott/Powell Performance and locust (from 2000-2010), as well as Amy O'Neal, Mark Haim, Dayna Hansen, Reggie Watts, Lynn Shelton with Karn Jukensmith and countless others, both in live stage and film work. Her choreographic work, under the name SANDSTROMMOVEMENT, has been funded by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and has been produced by organizations such as On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Perpich Center for the Arts , Creative Dance Center and through Stone Productions for CHOP SHOP 2012. She has created new work through commissions from companies such as Seattle Dance Project and Washington Ensemble Theater, among others. She has taught a variety of dance forms at many schools and studios in the city and beyond, including the University of Washington. She currently teaches Ballet and Modern technique to young adults and beyond @ Velocity Dance Center and Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop and Dance Performance to middle and high school students at the Northwest School. She is also on faculty every year for Seattle Theater Group's Dance This! Program.