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Ellen Warkentien

Ellen Warkentien

Ellen Warkentien has been a member of the dance faculty at SCPA since 2000. Beginning her dance training under a Ford Foundation Scholarship, Ms. Warkentien went on to earn her Master’s of Fine Arts in Dance from UC Irvine (Cum Laude), studying under Eugene Loring. She studied ballet with Margaret Hills and Stanley Holden formerly of the Royal Ballet, and tap from Tony Award winning choreographer Danny Daniels. Ms. Warkentien appeared at Radio City Music Hall in The Wizard of Oz, choreographed by Academy Award winner Onna White. She also appeared in the tour of Annie Get Your Gun with Donna McKechnie, Carousel at the Denver Center Theatre Company, and Sugar Babies with Juliet Prowse and Rip Taylor. Other notables Ms. Warkentien has worked with include: Bea Arthur, Nancy Dussault, Elaine Stritch, Robert Guillaume, Debbie Reynolds, Len Cariou, Laurence Guittard, Jerry Herman, and Avery Schriver. Film and television credits include: Jingle All The Way, Behind Adam Swift and Friends. Concert dance engagements include performing for Bette Davis and Lillian Gish’s film premier of The Whales of August, guest appearances with regional ballet companies including Cinderella with Charles Maple and Nutcracker performances with City Ballet, New West Ballet, and Lubbock Ballet Theatre, Aids Benefit Tuesday’s Child, and Thalians’s tribute to Angela Landsbury. Choreographic credits include: Oklahoma, Gypsy, The Music Man, Thoroughly Modern Millie, South Pacific, A Chorus Line, King and I, Scrooge Barnum, and Kiss Me Kate. In addition, Ms. Warkentien has choreographed for SCPA’s Faculty dance concerts, and professional occasions. Ms. Warkentien is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and American Guild of Variety Artists. Ellen Warkentien is an ABT Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT National Training Curriculum.

ewarkentien@sandi.net
(619) 470-0555 Ext. 4704
Studio 4
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