TIFFANY REA-FISHER is the Artistic Director of Elisa Monte Dance. Tiffany joined Elisa Monte Dance in 2004 where she was principal dancer until 2010, performing lead roles in such classic works as Treading, Pigs and Fishes, Shattered, and Volkmann Suite. She was named Dance Magazine’s “On the Rise” person for their 2007 August issue based on her performance during the company’s 2006 season at the Joyce Theater, and since then has been featured in national and international publications for both her dancing and choreography.
As a choreographer, Tiffany has had the pleasure of creating numerous pieces for the company – most notably meeting and having her work performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. Tiffany’s work extends well beyond the stage, creating work for the film, fashion and the music industries. In 2012 Tiffany was chosen to create a new work for the Louis Vuitton / Reconstruction 3.0 Life is a Journey project. In 2015 Tiffany choreographed Transcendence, a dance film for fashion designer Paola Hernández’ 2015 fashion week runway show. Paola and Tiffany are currently collaborating on a live fashion/dance film event for Paola’s line for the winter of 2017. Tiffany has also been nominated for two AUDELCO Awards in choreography for her work on Macbeth and The Three Musketeers with Classical Theater of Harlem. Teaching is a big part of Tiffany’s position, and she has taught master classes and workshops at The Ailey School, City Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Dickinson State University, George Mason University, Juilliard, NYU Tisch, Peridance, SUNY Purchase, and Wells College . Tiffany was on faculty at the Joffrey School of Ballet for three years and at the Steps on Broadway Conservatory in 2016. Tiffany currently serves a the head of the Creative Tools Program and as a substitute teacher at Steps on Broadway. Tiffany's current affiliations include Dance/NYC (advisory board member), Stonewall Community Development Corporation (Vice-President), Women of Color in the Arts (member), Dance/USA (member), APAP Fellows (Cohort 2 member), National Arts Strategies: Chief Executive Program (cohort member) Inception to Exhibition (Co-Founder and Artistic Director), The Tank NYC (advisory board member).
Tiffany Rea-Fisher received her BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College SUNY. While at Purchase she cofounded ForArts, the school’s first interdisciplinary presenting organization, which provided opportunities for students from different conservatories to create collaborative works. In 2004 Tiffany created, directed, and curated Dance at the Tank. She left the Tank in 2007 and currently serves on their advisory board.
DAVID SADOWSKY is the Executive Director of Elisa Monte Dance. At age 7 David started taking tap dance classes so he could emulate Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. After dancing for many years in a commercial studio doing national competitions David experienced a broader world of dance when he received a scholarship to Martha Graham and then joined a teen ballet company run by STEPS on Broadway. This lead to graduating from Queen College with a B.A. in Dance.
David’s experiences in Dance run the gambit from teaching ballet, modern and tap, to being the pointe shoe fitter for NYDancewear Company as well as administrative experience at all levels of organizational hierarchy. David was Executive Director of Eglevsky Ballet where he launched the Eglevsky School in Bethpage, NY and taught modern dance throughout the school year. As Director of Education at American Repertory Ballet he oversaw “Dance Power” which served over 1,000 students per year within the New Brunswick public school system. David personally wrote the curriculum for a 20 week in school dance program to be taught to all 2nd grade students in the school district. David is active in regional and national dialogue and has served on the Youth Advisory Council of Dance/NYC, Emerging Leader Task Force of Dance/USA, the Technology and Communications Committee of Emerging Leaders of NY Arts and the Planning Committee of New Jersey Emerging Arts Leaders.