Ellie de Waal is a freelance dance artist based in New York City and Virginia. A native of Harrisonburg, VA, she is a co-founder of the Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Ellie has a BFA in Modern and Contemporary Dance from Texas Christian University where she trained under the TCU faculty and other dance artists including Heidi Latsky and Robert Battle. She spent a year training in the Netherlands at Danshuis Station Zuid under the direction of Andrew Greenwood and danced works choreographed by Itamar Serussi Sahar, Rocco Vermijs, and Tomoko Stalpers-Kato. Ellie was a part of several touring projects with concorDance Contemporary of Charlottesville, VA and the Harrisonburg Dance Cooperative as a dancer and a choreographer. She has performed as a featured dancer in several musical productions including White Christmas (Rita), Godspell, Seussical the Musical, Bye Bye Birdie and an off-broadway production of "Savage Force", an original play. Throughout her more than a decade of professional experience, Ellie has freelanced as a dancer and choreographer for universities, festivals, and guest artists works as well as her own choreography.