Who We Are


Eleanor Goudie-Averill (co-director, choreographer) is the Associate Director of Dance at the Lawrence Arts Center and a professor of Modern I, II, and III at the University of Kansas. She returned to KS as a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at LAC, providing dance outreach to over twenty local schools and organizations and choreographing for many productions, including her new version of Peter and the Wolf.  Since graduating with her MFA in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa, Ellie has served as a visiting professor at the University of Iowa, Bucknell University and Franklin & Marshall College, and as an adjunct professor for several years at Temple University in Philadelphia.  While in Philly, Ellie performed extensively with Group Motion Multimedia Dance Theater, MacArthur Dance Project and SCRAP Performance Group and has danced in works by Jose Limon, Susan Rethorst and Lucinda Childs.  Her own choreography has been shown on the East Coast and throughout the Midwest at venues such as Movement Research, the A.W.A.R.D. Show!, RAW Material, Judson Church, and the Folly Theater.  She currently performs for Tori Lawrence + Co. in dance films and site-specific works and will be in residence with the company at Djerassi in CA this Spring.

Beau Hancock (co-founder, choreographer) is a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher with an MFA in dance from Temple University.  His choreography has been presented at the Merce Cunningham Studio, Wesbeth Art Gallery, Movement Research at DTW, the Flea Theater and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.  Beau has performed with Ellen Cornfield/cornfield dance, Jennifer Kayle, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance and Douglas Dunn and Dancers.


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