Director & Faculty

Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch

Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch began her love and study of movement at the age of 10. After attending and receiving her BFA in Dance at The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, she made her professional debut with Philadelphia Dance Company and later became a principal dancer with The Martha Graham Dance Company.

While dancing with The Martha Graham Dance Company, Carrie performed leading roles, such as Jocasta in “Night Journey”, Helen of Troy in Clytemnestra, Lamentation,  Deep Song, and Pioneering Woman in Appalachian Spring, as well as roles in Deaths and Entrances, Chronicle, Circe, Cave of the Heart, Embattled GardenDiversion of Angels, and Maple Leaf Rag.

She has worked with other prominent artists and collaborators, such as 360 Dance, Mary Anne Santos Newhall in Eve Gentry’s Tenant of the Street, Kanopy Dance with Steve Wasson and Corrine Soum of Theatre De L’ange Fou, Annie B. Parsons, Deborah Zall, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, and GloATL/Lauri Stallings.

Carrie’s own choreography, film work, and installations have appeared at the Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College, Westbeth Studio Theater, Tea Lounge, 92nd Street Y, Grounds for Sculpture, DOHM Alley in Princeton New Jersey, Nimbus Offline choreography showcase, The Culinary Arts Amphitheater in Journal Square, and her own version of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire Du Soldat at the Carl Fields Center at Princeton University presented with live orchestra.

Carrie’s teaching credits include Princeton Day School, South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities, SUNY Purchase, LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, Martha Graham School, Bryn Mawr College, St. Johnsbury Academy, Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute, Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, Integral Yoga of Princeton, and Fly Free Living Yoga.

In addition to her extensive professional experience in dance, Carrie holds a passion for the earth, community, and food security. She  is the founder of Big Sky Yoga and Wellness and the co-founder of P.E.A.C.E. Community Garden at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Journal Square section of Jersey City, which produces organic crops for the community and the local food pantry, and is a part of an emerging eco-village committed to urban permaculture, eco-art, self sufficiency, and composting. She is also a teaching assistant at the Waldorf School of Princeton and mother to a seven year-old daughter.

Carrie is very pleased to bring her passion for dance, movement, art, and community to Princeton Dance and Theater Studio.