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E'lise Jumes, MFA

Assistant Professor

E'lise Jumes is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher who creates, teaches, and performs with the moving body and the moving image.

E'lise received her MFA along with a certification in Screen Dance from the University of Utah- School of Dance. Within the Salt Lake City community, she has performed and premiered work both as choreographer and screen dance artist at 12 Minutes Max, Plush Panopoly, Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, On-Site Dance Series, Kingsbury Hall, Rose Wagner Theater and the American College Dance Association Northwest Conference.

While attending the University of Utah, E'lise was the recipient of the Sally Fit Award in Spring 2020 after being recognized for her independent spirit, zest for life, and deep love and passion for scholarly research and academics. In Spring 2019, she was awarded the prestigious University of Utah Assistantship to design and teach a hybrid course, "Philosophy in the Flesh: Embodying Theories of Self" which launched in Spring 2020.

Prior to graduate school, E'lise spent her time traveling between NYC, Israel, and Chicago where she performed and created works while continuing to study movement practices such as Gaga and Counter Technique. 

As a creator, her practices are a reflection of the dialogue that exists between her imagination, lived body experience and her philosophical questioning.  Her movement  research challenges the physical body and how we think about the multiplicity within SELF in this particular cultural milieu.