Adjunct Faculty
School of Theatre and Dance

Elliot Reza Emadian

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics - W&L University 

Master of Fine Arts, Dance - Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Elliot Reza Emadian is a gender-nonconforming interdisciplinary artist and educator. Their primary medium, choreography, functions as an algorithmic, scalar practice to magnify, confound, and transcend humanness and to digest the webbed patterns that give rise to form and trope. Their work is a bridge toward the end of time, in which the manifold of the mainstream manifests anew: a dense, saturated future birthed from vibrant LED light. Elliot, a true queer of the South at heart, now splits their time between Cleveland, OH, Central Illinois, and Chicago. Elliot holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from W&L University and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Illinois, where they studied with Dr. Cynthia Oliver, Jennifer Monson, Sara Hook, Tere O’Connor, and other esteemed faculty in and outside of dance.

Disciplines: Tap, Modern, Ballet