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EILISH SHIN-CULHANE

 

b i o g r a p h y

Eilish Shin-Culhane (she/her) is a Tkaronto based artist, dancer, and choreographer of Korean and European descent. She is additionally a dance educator and certified Pilates instructor. She received her B.F.A. in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College where she graduated magna cum laude, with the Modern Gold Key Honorable Mention. She received her Mat and Equipment Pilates certification from The Kane School at Kinected, where she is currently finishing her Special Populations training. Eilish self-identifies as a half-Korean, queer, emerging artist.


As a dancer, Eilish has had the privilege to perform in works by Peter Chu, Bill T. Jones, Frog in Hand, Willi Dorner, Anton Lachky, John Heginbotham, Theatre Oculus, and Adam Barruch. She has additionally trained with Johannes Wieland, Anouk van Dijk, Andrea Miller, Ryan Mason, Isadora Wolfe, and Stefanie Batten Bland. Alongside performing, Eilish's choreography has been presented at Marymount’s ‘Dancers at Work’, NYU’s Choreofest 2020, The Garage's 'Fall 2021 Showing', Aeris Körper's 'PROSPECTS', and Dance Ontario's 'Show & Share Sessions'. Her choreographic mentors have included Bonnie Kim, Elisabeth Motley, and Alyssa Martin. She is presenting a new site-specific work commissioned by Peggy Baker Dance Projects in September 2022. This development and presentation has been supported by the National Ballet's Open Space Programme, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Eilish's work is foundationally based in the nuance of authenticity as it interacts with identity. She is fascinated by movement’s ability to heal, connect, and understand the body. 

 
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WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME

Current Performances, Projects, Education

 

Performance

BODIES IN URBAN SPACES

May 26, 27, 28 @7pm ; May 28 @2pm

The Bentway

I am a performer within Willi Dorner's 'Bodies in Urban Spaces' - a performance art installation show set within the streets of Toronto. Click here to reserve your free tickets!

Performance

LUMINATO FESTIVAL

ISKWĒ LIVE BY NICOLE VON ARX

June 9 @7pm

Yonge-Dundas Square

As a part of Luminato Festival, I am performing in a work choreographed by Nicole Von Arx. Come to Yonge-Dundas square Thursday, June 9th to view this free show!

Choreography

PRESENCE SITE-SPECIFIC FESTIVAL

COMMISSIONED BY PEGGY BAKER DANCE PROJECTS

Late September

The Theatre Centre / Lisgar Park

I have been commissioned by Peggy Baker Dance Projects to create and present a new site-specific work for their Presence festival. This work is additionally supported by Canada Council of the Arts. 

Pilates

TOTUM LIFE SCIENCE

I am on faculty at Totum Life Science, located in the Rosedale area of Toronto. Offering 1-one-1 Pilates privates, with a focus on alignment, mobility, and stability. Click here to book. 

Dance Teaching + Choreography

JCB DANCEWORKS

I am on the faculty at JCB Danceworks - my childhood dance studio, where I am choreographing for their upcoming competition season. I highly recommend checking them out! Click here to register and for further information. 

 
 

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