SARAH ELGART, FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

sarah elgart, founder/ARTISTIC & executive director

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Sarah Elgart is a Los Angeles based choreographer and director working under the auspice of Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow. Sarah creates original content for stage, screen, and site-specific venues. Her stage and site-works have been performed at alternative spaces including LAX Airport, The Skirball Center, Mark Taper Forum, Van Nuys Flyaway, The Bradbury Building, Jacob’s Pillow, INSITU Site- Specific Festival NY, and Loft Seven, where she created a rooftop work lit entirely by a hovering helicopter accompanied by Nels Cline (Wilco). Her work has been produced by venues including The Music Center, MASS MoCA, Dance Place, Los Angeles Theater Center, Mark Taper Forum and The International Women’s Theater Festival. In film Sarah has worked with noted directors including JJ Abrams, David Lynch, Catherine Hardwicke, and Anton Corbijn. Her own films include award-winning music videos, dance shorts, and an Emmy nominated PSA, and continue to be accepted into festivals internationally. In addition to teaching dance and film, Sarah writes a regular column, ScreenDance Diaries that focuses on the intersections of both genres internationally for online magazine Cultural Weekly. Sarah’s work has received support from organizations that include the Rockefeller Foundation, the NEA, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, California Arts Council and more. She is an alumna of the Sundance Institute’s Dance Film Lab, a Fellow of AFI’s Directing Women’s Workshop, and a director member of the DGA. www.sarahelegart.com @arrogantelbow

zoe rappaport, CREATIVE producer

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Zoe Rappaport is a movement director, choreographer & creative producer based in Los Angeles and New York. Working with world-renowned choreographers by the time she was 18 years old, Zoe's diverse and versatile background as a professional dancer has led her to work with some of the top names in live production, tv/film, editorial, fashion, commercial, content creation and site-specific work over the last 14 years. She has worked as a Movement Director/Choreographer for global artists, brands & companies including Estée Lauder, Vidal Sassoon, Grammy award-winning electronic artist ZHU and "LOVE" Magazine. Her multidisciplinary work has been performed at venues throughout New York City & Los Angeles and her debut dance film "Unspoken Words" was selected to be featured in Dance Magazine. As an interdisciplinary artist, Zoe has worked across many fields & platforms behind-the-scenes from fashion shows for Hermés to television shows like So You Think You Can Dance and America's Got Talent. Grounded in the belief that movement was born to bring people together and communicate beyond words, Zoe's work is dedicated to bringing dance further into the public ream, diversifying the field, broadening access and creating more pathways for young dancers to pursue dance as a sustainable career. www.rappaportdance.com @zoe.rappaport

Macee Eppard-mabanag, social media assistant

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Before the age of 18, Macee established herself as an innovative creative in Colorado Springs, CO receiving personalized awards and leaving a small yet mighty legacy. Now based in Los Angeles, Macee is engaged in commercial dance studies at Hussian College LA. She’s been an advocate for human equity and sustainability since she can remember and has held her space in long-time leadership rolls. She finds great joy in working with children and co-producing charity events for local non-profits. She is a dancer, choreographer, director, and producer for unique dance on film. She believes in the power of self-expression and will always find new avenues to be a part of something bigger than herself. In Macee’s eyes, daring to dance in public pushes the boundaries of the mundane and ignites magic. She is thrilled to have the honor of working side by side an amazing team.