Eddie Elliott is from Aotearoa/New Zealand. A 2013 Performing and Screen Arts graduate of Unitec, Eddie is a dancer and choreographer whose career has led him all around the world.
Eddie has worked with leading arts companies in New Zealand including Atamira Dance Company, Black Grace, Okareka Dance Company, Auckland Theatre Company, Douglas Wright and The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC).
In 2017, Eddie was awarded the Eileen May Norris scholarship and Toi Tipu Toi Rea grant for the associate artist programme. This allowed him to build an extraordinary indigenous relationship with Red Sky Performance in Canada and he is currently in his sixth year as an associate artist with the company.
Eddie has choreographed and collaborated on works that have been recognised as profoundly moving and raw. His choreographic career includes: I’ll Stand Outside (2012), with performances in the Great Lakes, Ontario, the South Island of New Zealand and Rarotonga; Kia Tau (2019) with performances in Macau; and two works for Unitec ‘s graduation season - Kei konei au (2013) and In-tuition (2018). His work In-tuition then went on to tour New Zealand and Canada.
Eddie recently directed and choreographed his first full length work ‘Waiwhakaata- Reflections in the Water’ which premiered online in the Auckland Arts Festival 2022 digital programme and was presented at the 2023 Kia Mau Festival in Wellington.
‘Uku- Behind the Canvas ‘ premiered as part of The New Zealand Dance Company’s national tour of ‘Night Light’ in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in 2022 and he’s excited that the work is now being shared with audiences around Aotearoa and beyond.