French Clements

Marketing Coordinator

I trained as a professional dancer before an early career in arts administration and performance, but I’ve always been fascinated by public spaces and urbanism in general. So working with designers is the best of all possible worlds. It’s also an honor (and a long-held dream) to work for a firm that creates performance venues, which have been so central to my personal and professional development.

During a foggy ride with friends in the Marin Headlands.
education

Fordham University at Lincoln Center, B.F.A. in Dance

started at els

2020

favorite building

Ricardo Bofill’s home/studio (as profiled in a Nowness video)

favorite sport/physical activity

Mountain biking, dance clubs, chasing my baby daughter all over a grassy lawn

inspirations

Precision, complexity, randomness, consistency

spare time

Riding mountain bikes (inevitably followed by eating a pastry/burrito/carb)

best vacation

In the summer of 2004, following an internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, I wandered across northern Italy by train and by foot, sleeping wherever I found shelter and dining with random fellow wanderers before taking the night ferry to Barcelona for further adventures. What freedom!

favorite movie(s)

American Movie, Uncut Gems, Cronos, anything by Frederick Wiseman or Agnès Varda

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