/choreography

Elena Vazintaris



Any day now. 😩😘🀰🏻#pregnant #brooklyn #newyorkcity #motherhood Shapeshifter. #37weeks #womb #motherhood #corporeal #mother #pregnancy #life 3 weeks to go. #37weekspregnant πŸ“· @haroldjoyce #williamsburg #brooklyn #brooklynkids @katespadeny Fall 2017 Campaign out now! πŸ˜½πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ†This was a fun one to work on :) Starring #fernandaly Directed by Ryan McGinley Dp'd @endlessbummerny Production by the @talimagal #freebirdproductions + Movement Direction by me! @anibalhern  @picturefarmpro #fashionfilm #fashion #luncheonette #newyorkcity #katespade #movementdirector #choreographer #filmmaking #location #bts The @katespadeny #Fall2017 Campaign is out! Starring ✨ #fernandaly Shot by Ryan McGinley with #movementdirection by me 🀰🏻with production by @talimagal #freebirdproductions #dreamteam #newyorkcity #diner #fashion #campaign #katespade #dance #choreographer #movementdirector @blocnyc Yesterday was #nationalsiblingsday  Here is my sister @merakiisland teaching me her #Snapchat ways while we gorged on Milk Shakes + burgers at @harlemshakenyc πŸ–€πŸ˜œπŸ‘― Thank you to these two @ninalisandrello @jennw731 for sprinkling me with so much love yesterday. Love you. And to everyone who came by to celebrate baby #2 😘. #4weekstogo #tbt + #bts shot of the gorgeous #Mirandakerr for the Fall/Winter @marella_official #campaign ! I'm behind Ryan calling out directions that Miranda always takes so well πŸ˜ŠπŸ–€βœ¨#movementdirection #fashion #editorial #photography #california #lalaland #movementforcamera We did a special edit of my film Revealing Light for @aglshoes staring @royacarreras + featuring their #ribbonsandal Thank you to @w1nn1th over at @picturefarmpro for the beautiful cut! Also, the full length version has been selected to be part of the #miamifashionfilmfestival2017  @miafashionfilmfest Good news all around πŸ’πŸ» βœ¨πŸ–€βœ¨ #dancefilm #fashionfilm #fashion #editorial #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies #filmmaking #danceoncamera #choreographer #director Not bad Brooklyn, not bad. #brooklynnights #newyorkcity #sunset #rooftop #skyline Happy National Dance Day! Thanks @maryjohnfrank for the snap + @graciela_kozak for the #ballet class! 🀰🏻😊 #35weekspregnant #nationaldanceday #supportthearts #mirandakerr for @marella_official #FW17 shot by Ryan McGinley + #movementdirection by me #lalaland #editorial #photography #movement #fashion #california βœ¨πŸ–€βœ¨#choreographer @blocnyc #campaign Woke up to the New Fall/Winter Campaign for @marella_official ! βœ¨πŸŒ…βœ¨Shot by Ryan McGinley with #movementdirection by me!  #mirandakerr #lalaland #photography #movement #movementdirector #editorial #fashion #location #sunsets #dance #photography Finally recovered + rested after our magical day on Saturday. #comingsoon #structuredtranscendence Thank you to my amazing crew of passionate creatives! πŸ–€β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’œ #dancefilm #dance #movement #fashionfilm #editorial #film #filmmaking #photography #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies #choreographer #director #dancers #aliens #bts #location #newyorkcity Shooting today with these aliens. πŸ‘½πŸ‘½#fashionfilm #dancefilm #editorial #dancers #choreography #photography #director #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies New Styling Work up for #CALVINKLEIN #209WEST39NYC #womenswear #ecommerce #sandboxstudio @sandboxstudio #production #photography #fashion #elenastyles #fashionstylist One more and I promise I'll have a baby. πŸ–€πŸ˜‚πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ @jonoleolstad @paigegaga @suzie_rz with @jimlafferty + @fionayeduardo #process  #dancefilm #fashionfilm #director #choreographer #bts #rehearsal #dancers #editorial #movementdirector #movementdirection #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies Just wrapped one of my last shoots before baby comes. πŸ€°πŸ»πŸ’– 😩thank you @ryanmcginleystudios and the gorgeous @talimagal #verypregnant #filmmaking #choreographer #dancer #movementdirector #movementdirection #setlife #bts #location #newyorkcity #empirestatebuilding Beyond thrilled to announce my #film #revealinglight will screen at El Festival Internacional Videodanza Chile in September! Congrats to my team! πŸ–€πŸ‘―βœ¨πŸ‡¨πŸ‡± #choreographer #director #womeninfilm #womenmakingmovies #dancers #videodanza #chile #santiago #filmfestival  @royacarreras @nicolevarx @jasonbrownrigg @howtoeatanentirehuman @rosserinstyles @jessikabekteshi @karlahirkaler @michael_hili @w1nn1th @picturefarmpro Guys, I'm on a date... with a real handsome man. 😊 @haroldjoyce πŸ–€

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.