The Habitat Performing Arts Center
3731 Covington Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Hello, everyone! I’m Ellianna Eichinger.
I’ve been dancing ever since I’ve been able to and it’s been the biggest constant in my life, hands down. I’ve been training in various styles since I was 4 and joined a competitive team at 9. When I was 14 I met Erica, and under her training I truly began to feel confident and willing to pursue my dreams of creating a career out of what I love most. To say I’m excited to share my passion and help these individuals learn and grow is an understatement.
After high school, I packed my life away a little after I turned 18 and moved out to Nevada to continue my training to be a professional dancer at Theater Arts Preparatory School. I acquired new (and helpful) skills such as singing, acting, and even aerial work. I made incredible connections with the industry working with teachers, choreographers, and working dancers every week. I experienced something you can’t find anywhere else and the knowledge I gained was more than I could imagine.
I’m now 20 years old and currently residing in Kalamazoo with my lovely, long-term girlfriend, Lauren and our three pups; Maverick, Goose, and Gracie. I spend my most of my time as a part time barista at Starbucks and auditioning (and now working at The Habitat!!). When I’m free, I enjoy dancing, being outside, making art, cooking/baking, and surrounding myself with people I love.
Lastly, I can’t stress enough how much I believe in everything The Habitat stands for. A safe place to thrive as an individual and a welcoming space to grow as a team. Every time I get to be around these special people I feel utterly inspired, as a dancer and as a person. I remember my senior year during a mock audition Erica ran during her class, she prompted me with, “What is something you never want to stop doing?” I thought for a few seconds and responded, “I never want to stop learning.” I meant it in that moment just as much as I do now, it became a mantra for me over the years that I hope to instill in you all as well. As much as I can’t wait to teach you all, I cannot wait to learn from you.