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Elena Vazintaris



Happy International Dance Day! Here's a snap from yesterday's shoot with @fridacashflow practicing our high releases. #5monthspregnant  #pregnantdancer #choreographer #movementdirector #movementdirection #filmshoot 🤰🏻💃🏻🖤#setlife #bts #videoshoot #newyorkcity #motherhood Another day, another set. Today with the awesome @emstempest and crew and this BEAUTY @souffrantnyc ! #bts #editorial #fashion #fashionfilm #videoshoot #movementdirector #movementdirection #choreographer #newyorkcity 🙌🏼🖤✨ #shootingthangs with this one @endlessbummerny 👀 #filmmaking #bts #alexa #nyc #filmshoot #choreographer #movementdirector It's a wrap! Love this chick. From assisting me on dance projects to fashion shoots and keeping me sane. @suzie_rz 🖤😘 #fashion #elenastyles #stylist #photoshoot #rootstudios #editorial #bts #newyorkcity Alexander is going to be a big brother. @haroldjoyce #life #brotherhood #motherhood #newyorkcity #growingthetribe Thanks for the love @picturefarmpro ! ✨🖤✨ My film up on their site 👯#director #dance #dancefilm #fashionfilm #choreographer #movementdirector #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies #fashion Thanks @maryjohnfrank for the snap! And @graciela_kozak for the wonderful #ballet class! Taking me through my second pregnancy. 🤰🏻🖤#dancer #babybump #pregnantballerina #nyc #FBF to #fernandaly for @katespadeny by #ryanmcginley and #movementdirection by me! 💖 #Katespade #campaign #fashion #photography #movementdirector #choreographer Still coming down from the high of spending 4 hours with over 70 beautiful dancers yesterday. Auditioning for my next film project directed by @w1nn1th. #thestarthefoolandthemagician  Special thanks to @nicolevarx and @suzie_rz for your impeccable assistance @blocnyc for sending some amazing movers and to the nyc freelance dance community for killing it, making having to choose three dancers next to impossible!  and looking forward to working you @mscaitlin_mae_ 🙌🏼✨🔥 #choreography #dancer #movementdirector #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies #dancefilm #fashion #fashionfilm #newyorkcity #performance #mood go see @royacarreras show this weekend! Presented by @currentsessions ... or see her perform in my film for @glassbook out now! Photography by #khrystynachekhlata Styled by @rosserinstyles MU @jessikabekteshi Hair @karlahirkaler full credits in link in bio. #editorial  #glassbook #fashionfilm #dırector #choreographer #movementdirector #movementdirection Una en mí maté: yo no la amaba. Era la flor llameando del cactus de montaña; era aridez y fuego; nunca se refrescaba... #gabrielamistral ✨  My Project, Revealing Light, out on @glassbook featuring @royacarreras with Direction & Choreography by me Photography by #khrystynachekhlata  Thank you to @jazglassbook @kaylabarnes  Stylist @rosserinstyles  Hair @karlahirkaler  MU @jessikabekteshi  Cinematography @jasonbrownrigg  Set #conorfay  Film Edit @w1nn1th Mask by @michael_hili Score @gregorystevenlawrence  Post by  @picturefarmpro  Production @mellare_  Shot at @chemistrycreative  #dance #fashionfilm #editorial #choreographer #womenmakingmovies #womeninfilm #glassbook #director #dancer @royacarreras + @nicolevarx photographed by #khrystynachekhlata for @glassbook with Direction & Choreography by me. 🖤✨👯 Dedicated to all the Madwomen.  Styling @rosserinstyles Hair @karlahirkaler MU @jessikabekteshi Revealing Light Film + Editorial out now! #dance #dancer #dancefilm #choreographer #director #film #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies #editorial #fashion #fashionfilm ***LINK IN BIO with FULL CREDITS*** Revealing Light Editorial out now on @glassbook  @royacarreras by #khrystynachekhlata and Direction by me ✨💃🏻 Styling by @rosserinstyles Hair @karlahirkaler MU @jessikabekteshi Set by #conorfay Shot at @chemistrycreative #editorial #fashion  #dancer #dance #photography #director #choreographer #womenmakingmovies #womeninfilm Revealing Light out now on @glassbook ✨Directed + Choreographed by me and featuring @royacarreras with @nicolevarx | Inspired by #gabrielamistral #laotra and dedicated to All the Mad Women *
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Cinematography by @jasonbrownrigg Styling by @rosserinstyles Hair by @karlahirkaler Makeup by @jessikabekteshi Score by @gregorystevenlawrence floral mask by @michael_hili edited by @w1nn1th Post by @picturefarmpro production @mellare_  Shot at @chemistrycreative score by @gregorystevenlawrence #fashionfilm #dancefilm #choreographer #filmmaker #director #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies #dancer #movementdirector #dance #fashion ✨Revealing Light ✨out soon on @glassbook @royacarreras shot by #khrystynachekhlata Directed + Choreographed by yours truly, humbled by my amazing team, and struck when someone you've admired for years likes your work.  @floriasigismondi 🙌🏼 *
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Mask by @michael_hili Fashion by @rosserinstyles  Hair @karlahirkaler MU @jessikabekteshi  #surreal #fashion #fashionfilm #editorial #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies #dance #choreographer #director #photography A teaser of my film #revealinglight ✨ for @glassbook featuring @royacarreras Inspired by #gabrielamistral #laotra and dedicated to All the Mad Women cinematography by @jasonbrownrigg styling by @rosserinstyles hair by @karlahirkaler makeup by @jessikabekteshi floral mask by @michael_hili edited by @w1nn1th and post by @picturefarmpro production @mellare_  Shot at @chemistrycreative score by #greglawrence #fashionfilm #dancefilm #choreographer #filmmaker #director #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies #dancer #movementdirector #dance #fashion My project #revealinglight featuring @royacarreras will debut on @glassbook soon with full editorial photography and film coming at you!  I can't begin to thank everyone enough, who was involved in making this happen. 💃🏻✨ #cinematography by @jasonbrownrigg | #photography by #khrystynachekhlata |fashion by @rosserinstyles | hair by @karlahirkaler | makeup @jessikabekteshi | set design by #Conorfay | editor @w1nn1th at @picturefarmpro | music by @gregorystevenlawrence #dance #fashion #fashionfilm #choreographer #director #womenmakingmovies #dancer #editorial #magazine After a late night out in the LES we feast on #rosarios #pizza #brooklynkid #newyorkcity #TBT to shooting this creature @lealzie with @jasonbrownrigg  AND I'm casting dancers for a dance film! Audition April 15th 2pm! DM me for details! #dancefilm #filmmaker #womeninfilm #choreographer #movementdirector #audition #newyorkcity #dance #director #mondaze #williamsburg #brooklyn

Elena Vazintaris is a Brooklyn based choreographer, creative movement consultant, and filmmaker.

Her career spans more than a decade, first as a performer for the likes of Shakira, Ludacris, MTV VMA’s and Nike’s Body by Dance Campaign to an established choreographer of film, video, photography and the stage.

Elena's body of work has been featured in videos for Big Data, Cool Uncle and Mates of State. TV on the Radio’s “Me-I” featuring Elena’s creative movement and choreography was awarded best music video at SXSW and recognized at Garden State Film Festival, BAM Animation Festival and Ottawa Film Festival. Accolades from SXSW continued with a best music video nomination for Yip Deceiver's "Get Strict" (featuring Reggie Watts) also choreographed by Elena.

Having a specialized knowledge of how movement best translates to film found Elena collaborating with tech startup You Visit, experimenting with the latest Virtual Reality technology, creating two short films of immersive movement.  These can be experienced with Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, or Samsung Gear VR. 

Most recently her work on "The Enemy" by Erik Madigan Heck was featured in New York Magazine, Dazed Digital, and Tribeca Film for its controversial exploration into police brutality through contemporary dance.

In 2015 Elena was commissioned by Refinery29 to launch UK Retailer Primark in the US by choreographing a large scale stage and runway event, scored by the Misshapes.  

As a movement consultant Elena brings her unique perspective as commercial fashion stylist for brands like Diane Von Furstenberg, Target, St. John, Adrianna Papell, Calvin Klein, Adult Swim, and MTV, providing choreographic direction for fashion and editorial projects. Elena consults photographers, creative directors and models to shape bodies and mold clothing into unique visual performances for still or moving image.

Elena’s love of cinematic dance, steeped in rich and stark story telling has made her an asset in the creative process making her a sought after collaborator working a long side some of the industries top Directors, Creative Directors, and Photographers.