Ayano Elson

Ayano Elson is looking for opportunities to perform and work for an arts establishment she believes in.



The College Voice

Design, Art Direction

The College Voice Newspaper Design

As the creative director for Connecticut College's student-run newspaper, The College Voice, I'm responsible for the design and production of the newspaper's layout on a weekly basis.

  • Journalism Day Poster

  • The College Voice Website

    Fall 2011 - Spearheaded the redesign of the College Voice's website

The College Voice Reunion Invitations

New York Live Arts

Marketing and Graphic Design



  • Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Rehearse Story/Time

    Filmed BTJAZDC to promote the company's 30th anniversary tour.


POSTER description

First poster: Ishmael Houston-Jones and Yvonne Meier Performance (2013)
Second poster: 10 Different Things, Connecticut College's Dance Major Senior Thesis Concert (2013)
Third poster: per-DORM-ance art Performance (2012)
Connecticut College's Dance Majors (including myself!) take over a dormitory to create site-specific choreography. Here is a video of per-DORM-ance art: per-DORM-ance art! Since the video was filmed by the multimedia editors of the College Voice, I helped edit and provide art direction for the video too.
Fourth poster: Bad Art Exhibition (2012)
Created for my art history senior seminar art exhibition, Bad Art: Looking Beyond the Canon.


Program for 10 Different Things


Solo at AUNTS-Work in Progress(2013)

Hubba Hubba (2013)

taller than a tall girl (2011)



Worked as an editorial and social media intern for the Brooklyn based art blogazine, Hyperallergic. At Hyperallergic, I reviewed two art shows that were positively recieved and publicized by the Guggenheim Museum, Friends of the High Line, and the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

Anne Geddes and Her Babies: Cuteness and the Aesthetics of Kitsch

Selected as Connecticut College's 2013 Art History and Architectural Studies Symposium Speaker. Presented my seminar paper on Anne Geddes and kitsch aesthetics.

About Ayano

Ayano Elson is a choreographer and graphic designer. She will be graduating in May as an art history and dance dual major along with an architectual studies minor from Connecticut College. At Conn, Ayano has studied and performed with Shani Collins-Achille, David Dorfman, Adele Myers, Heidi Henderson, Lisa Race, Jamie Jewett and Gabri Christa. While she loves her family, dog and the beautiful garden state of New Jersey, she does not want to live in her parent's house forever. She's looking for opportunities to perform, show her choreography and work for an arts establishment she believes in.





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