Head, BA, Associate Director for Instruction

The Pennsylvania State University
101 Theatre Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-6396

Elisha Clark Halpin received an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University. At Penn State, she leads courses in movement, somatics, and dance. Her research work centers on consciousness, mindful movement, embodied practices, memory, trauma, and place. She is an affiliate member of the Arts Design Research Incubator (ADRI) at Penn State. Her project “The Feminine Eternal” was in residence at the Borland Project Space in Fall 15. Elisha’s work has been presented throughout the US in cites such as Baltimore, Brockport, Buffalo, Columbus, DC, Madison, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Richmond. She has worked internationally in Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands. She has received funding from The College of Arts and Architecture, The PA Council for the Arts, The Institute of Arts and Humanities, The Presidents Fund at Penn State, and The Doris Duke Foundation. Elisha was an Emerging Choreographer at the Bates Dance Festival, a commissioned artist through Dance New Amsterdam, and has received the College’s Award for Teaching Excellence. 


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Address: Penn State School of Theatre, 116 Theatre Building, University Park, PA 16802 USA.

Office: (814) 865 7586

Fax: (814) 865 5754

Tickets: (814) 863 0255

Email: theatre@psu.edu