Elena Rose Light is a choreographer and performer originally from Southern California. Her choreography is rooted in the potential for somatic empathy to reorganize systems of thought and governance. Her work has been presented by Abrons Arts Center, Gibney, Center for Performance Research, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange, among other venues. Recent grants/honors include the FCA Emergency Grant, danceWEB scholarship at ImPulsTanz, LANDING mentorship, and Chez Bushwick residency. She received a BA with honors in French and art history from Yale University, where she became enamored with experimental performance.