Phoebe Ballard grew up dancing at Gotta Dance at the age of 3 years old! She is a self-professed mover, maker, teacher, and writer. In May of 2018, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an inspiringly unique cohort, a strong belief in the power of movement, and her BFA in dance. Phoebe has had the privilege of performing in the works of Charli Brissey, Elise Frost, Sara Hook, Linda Lehovec, Jennifer Monson, Kendra Portier, and Renee Wadleigh. She has been nourished by continuing collaborations with her colleagues and has been empowered by the joy and gusto of the students she has had the opportunity to teach. Her choreographic practices have been founded in her love of improvisation and her proclivity for writing, consciously and consistently prioritizing dance as a way of being together and as a way of becoming more fully human.
Photo credits: Jonathan Hsu and Natalie Fiol