Ayano Elson is a choreographer and performer, originally from beautiful New Jersey and Okinawa, Japan. She has performed in works by Kim Brandt and Steven Reker at the Kitchen, Invisible Dog, Roulette, AUNTS, Catch, Audio Visual Arts, and Lincoln Center, and has presented her choreography at the New Museum, Movement Research, Gibney, and AUNTS. Ayano graduated from Connecticut College, where she studied with David Dorfman, Heidi Henderson, Adele Myers, and Lisa Race. She currently works as the online manager for the New Museum.