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    Annie Ellertsen
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This movie is like coming home to my childhood self. I discovered it when I was ten, and even though it was creepy at times, I couldn’t stop renting it from Blockbuster. I saved my money for the deluxe double cd, and played it on loop. The music moved something in me that fueled my first choreography project. (NOT to Ease on Down!) Watching it years later in my own backyard was powerful, and the overture made me bawl. Call it camp, cheesy, a stoner flick, I will always love everything about The Wiz. (Bonus! Quick dance party right before the show starts, with a cameo from Cactus Pete!) #bryantpark #bpfilmfest #thewiz #home #1978 #graffitimunchkins #ificouldfeel #easeondown #toto #letsdance #cactuspete
This movie is like coming home to my childhood self. I discovered it when I was ten, and even though it was creepy at times, I couldn’t stop renting it from Blockbuster. I saved my money for the deluxe double cd, and played it on loop. The music moved something in me that fueled my first choreography project. (NOT to Ease on Down!) Watching it years later in my own backyard was powerful, and the overture made me bawl. Call it camp, cheesy, a stoner flick, I will always love everything about The Wiz. (Bonus! Quick dance party right before the show starts, with a cameo from Cactus Pete!) #bryantpark  #bpfilmfest  #thewiz  #home  #1978  #graffitimunchkins  #ificouldfeel  #easeondown  #toto  #letsdance  #cactuspete 
The other night, I had the honor to work an amazing gig at Onegin-and was lucky enough to work alongside some amazing, talented, KNOWLEDGEABLE artists. @davidserero is one of the most professional people I’ve ever worked for. And Lily, you’re going places, gurl! Can’t WAIT to come back! #onegin #oneginnyc #cabaret #gogo #burlesque #giglife #saynotofabricglue #enjoyandgetemployed #dancetillyoudrop #idid
I am not one to film myself in class. But I have to show mad love to @tonyguerrero5678 He has helped me find the wings I thought had been clipped against my will. He has shown nothing but support and care, and even as I live the biscuit life breaking in new shoes, he knows just what it takes to bring out what he needs in his dancers to create the scene. I am forever thankful for you, Tony! (I don’t own the rights to this music). @bdcnyc @laducashoes #bdcnyc #broadwaydancecenter #burlesque #laducashoes #biscuitlife #propsarepartnersthatdontgiveahoot #tonyguerrero #woman
I am not one to film myself in class. But I have to show mad love to @tonyguerrero5678 He has helped me find the wings I thought had been clipped against my will. He has shown nothing but support and care, and even as I live the biscuit life breaking in new shoes, he knows just what it takes to bring out what he needs in his dancers to create the scene. I am forever thankful for you, Tony! (I don’t own the rights to this music). @bdcnyc @laducashoes #bdcnyc  #broadwaydancecenter  #burlesque  #laducashoes  #biscuitlife  #propsarepartnersthatdontgiveahoot  #tonyguerrero  #woman 
Loved representing @jimsu.bodyart at the Bryant Park Film Fest! #bodypaint #bpfilmfest #model #giglife #bodypaint #whenharrymetsally #summerinthecity
Still true. Thought I’m better at rising out of darkness than I was seven years ago. Happy Monday, everyone!  #monslay #monyay #celebratethelifeyoulive #i❤️NY
Sold my sole (haaa) at @laducashoes #lasale...again...guess it’s ramen for the rest of the summer! Worth it for these beauts! #laduca #laducasale2018 #laducashoes #customshoes #thesexisintheheel #ramenlife #skinty #hireme 👠
Class was busting at the seams with fierceness! The Bitch is Back, by Sir Elton John. I don’t own the rights to this music. See you next time, dancers! @nataliemalotke @sebledanseur @rdresner10 #dance #danceclass #subteacher #thebitchisback #theaterdance #advbeg #anniekchoreo
I had an Absolut (😆) blast working the Absolut Vodka party last night! Got to swim and shoot in this giant martini glass! 🍸 #giglife #enjoyandgetemployed #upontheroof #absolutamerica #absolutvodka #americana #straightupwithatwist #humangarnish #amiamodelyet
Voted: ✅ Audition: ✅ Caffeine: ✅ Feeling badass for going after the things I want, and letting my voice be heard all before noon: ✅ #vote #dem #getonthings #enjoyandgetemployed #hustlehard
I ask you, on the longest, lightest day of the year, what lights you UP? What gets you excited about living, being, working in this maddening world? I find light in knowing that, many years ago, I found home without even trying. I have roots. Family history. My own history. And my future. No matter where I go, I’ll always come back. Happy Summer Solstice to everyone! 💙 #Brooklyn #summersolstice #sappypost #whatlightsyouup #lettherebelight
I ask you, on the longest, lightest day of the year, what lights you UP? What gets you excited about living, being, working in this maddening world? I find light in knowing that, many years ago, I found home without even trying. I have roots. Family history. My own history. And my future. No matter where I go, I’ll always come back. Happy Summer Solstice to everyone! 💙 #Brooklyn  #summersolstice  #sappypost  #whatlightsyouup  #lettherebelight 
The flick may have been rained out SECONDS after the opening credits rolled, but what a fabulous Bryant Park Film Fest premiere party we had! Never a dull moment in this city! #bpfilmfest #bryantparkfilmfestival #ungisphere #summerinthecity #surpriserain #thebreakfastclubfail #dressup #showup #redcarpet #onlyinnewyork #interview
Stop-time section from Pam’s dance, “Four.” I’m always thankful for Pam Raff, and everything she taught me. We met at a point in my life where I was ready to throw in the towel. I hope I am doing her proud. These girls ROSE to the occasion! (Why do the acoustics on this video sound like a horse???) #pamraff #four #ofthewonderfulthingsthatyougetoutoflifetherearefour #bdcnyc #broadwaydancecenter #nyc #dance #danceclass #jazztap  #iheartunesinmytaps #passingiton #headlesstapdancer
Stop-time section from Pam’s dance, “Four.” I’m always thankful for Pam Raff, and everything she taught me. We met at a point in my life where I was ready to throw in the towel. I hope I am doing her proud. These girls ROSE to the occasion! (Why do the acoustics on this video sound like a horse???) #pamraff  #four  #ofthewonderfulthingsthatyougetoutoflifetherearefour  #bdcnyc  #broadwaydancecenter  #nyc  #dance  #danceclass  #jazztap  #iheartunesinmytaps  #passingiton  #headlesstapdancer 
I’d Rather Be Me, vocals by the incomparable @barrettweed and the cast of @meangirlsbway-These misfits killed it, and I’m so happy they were in my presence this evening. Stay tuned for future teaching dates at @bdcnyc! #bdcnyc #broadwaydancecenter #meangirlsbway #dance #danceclass #showup #advbeg #theaterdance #whateverimgettingcheesefries
Happy Fleet Week! If it moves, salute it, if it don’t, paint it! #fleetweek #fleetweeknyc
See you there! (And then head uptown to support the @bdcnyc Student Showcase at Symphony Space, 4:30 and 8pm! I’ll be at the second show!) #bdcnyc #broadwaydancecenter #dance #danceclass #substitute #subteacher #showup #support #studentshowcase
How does one find joy? By serenading dancing bears in the subway with Kenny G’s cover of Despacito. Only in New York. #kennyg #despacito #42ndstreet #findyourjoy
Yeeeeah, I’ll play. Remember when I thought long dark hair was my look? #oldheadshotday @bwaygirl I remember this shoot like it was yesterday. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t).
Yeeeeah, I’ll play. Remember when I thought long dark hair was my look? #oldheadshotday  @bwaygirl I remember this shoot like it was yesterday. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t).
Just a few moments from @playzedtown with some of the best in the biz, and a handful of sights we found on the way! If you are into zombies, Call of Duty, LARP, Nerf, etc, you NEED to check this event out! #zedtown #costamesa #ca #austin #tx #nola  #chandler #az #howlongwillyousurvive #brains #cardioishardio
So basically, our office this weekend is the movie set for High Plains Drifter. Ready for the last haul of @playzedtown in AZ! #phoenix #az #zedtown #draw #thistownaintbigenoughforthebothofus #cowboyzombies #brains #wheresclinteastwood
Reason 602 why I love traveling: A good impromptu reunion! Saw my first NYC roommate, Katy, from our summer internships in college, and met her hubs and her four beautiful babies! No time has passed. Here’s to reminiscing about navigating the city without smartphones, buttercup bakery, midnight coffee and donuts, and freaking out when tourists thought we were locals. I’m lucky. #reunited #torchystacos #nyctoaustin #college #2006
Reason 602 why I love traveling: A good impromptu reunion! Saw my first NYC roommate, Katy, from our summer internships in college, and met her hubs and her four beautiful babies! No time has passed. Here’s to reminiscing about navigating the city without smartphones, buttercup bakery, midnight coffee and donuts, and freaking out when tourists thought we were locals. I’m lucky. #reunited  #torchystacos  #nyctoaustin  #college  #2006 
In honor of @spongebobbway, I thought this #Timehop that showed up today deserves a share. #punny #howiflirt #spongebob #bikinibottom
Behind every Instagram post, is an Instagram Gusband. #keepaustinweird  #zedtown
Patient Zero rolling up with her squad of zombies to go to the all you can eat brains buffet at Zedtown. @playzedtown #zedtown #zombiesquad #patientzero #bosszombie #giglife #causethisisthriller #iwokeuplikethis
Ball-changing in for @justinboccitto Saturday, 3/3 6-7:30 at @bdcnyc. Beginner Theater Dance! What do you think about a class set entirely to theme songs from classic and current TV? Got some rad ideas cooking...see you there! #bdcnyc #broadwaydancecenter #dance #danceclass #beginner #showup #justinboccitto #substitute #subteacher #annieellertsen #themenight
Filmed this little ditty in the middle of nowhere on tour...think it fits for today! The side job as Cupid just didn’t quite fit. #archeryfail #notcupid #wheresjoanjett #iloverockandroll #itoleratevalentinesday
Sub announcement! I’m teaching for @justinboccitto at @bdcnyc all weekend! Saturday Jan 20: Beg Theater Dance 6pm, AdvBeg Tap 7:30 pm. Sunday Jan 21st: AdvBeg theater Tap 3pm, AdvBeg Theater dance 4:30. Can’t wait to see you there! #bdcnyc #broadwaydancecenter #dance #danceclass #substitute #subteacher #beginner #advbeg #justinboccitto #bitmoji #showup #annieellertsen #doublewhammyweekends
Happy New Year! Looking forward to creating, working, loving, and simply being. I resolve to not look for my shades when they are on my face. Shine on, everyone.
Happy New Year! Looking forward to creating, working, loving, and simply being. I resolve to not look for my shades when they are on my face. Shine on, everyone.
2017, it’s time to split. Happy New Year, everyone have fun and be safe tonight! Video by @a2z_dancer #dancepuns #wingedwrists #happynewyear #ivefallenandicantgetup
My #topnine2017 consists of a @caitlincannonphotography throwback, @ferrantetodd shoot, closing time on Sesame Street, a NYE throwback, a still from a video teaching fierce beginners at @bdcnyc, @laducashoes sale, another still from what (might) be my favorite combo I’ve taught to-date, @ferrantetodd again, and summer in the city. Nice to look back, and jazzed to move forward.
My #topnine2017  consists of a @caitlincannonphotography throwback, @ferrantetodd shoot, closing time on Sesame Street, a NYE throwback, a still from a video teaching fierce beginners at @bdcnyc, @laducashoes sale, another still from what (might) be my favorite combo I’ve taught to-date, @ferrantetodd again, and summer in the city. Nice to look back, and jazzed to move forward.