April 2019

This month I’m working on a short film called The Shitshow Hour. It is an incredible all-female cast and nearly all-female production team. We filmed the short over three consecutive overnights this April, and will be submitting the short to festivals once post-production is complete. I hope to have a sneak peek to show you all very soon!

February 2019

I’ve been so fortunate to work with Bumble and bumble this year. Several incredible stylists have collaborated to bring some fun and wild new hairstyles - you can check out our work on my MODELING page, or on the @bumblepro Instagram page!

January 1, 2019

Hello All! I am starting off the new year in a new short play called “The Registry” written by Kate McMorran. We are performing at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea. Here is the link to the event page on Facebook.

The Registry Poster.jpg

The Registry by Kate McMorran

directed by Michael Witkes

Featuring Ivy Elwell, Drew Gardner, and Kate McMorran

at the Hudson Guild Theatre

441 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001


January 24 at 6:15pm

January 25 at 6:15pm

January 27 at 8:30pm

September 9, 2018

It has been an incredible summer. I kept busy traveling, moving, and working on little projects here and there. I am excited to see what the fall brings. Thanks for keeping up!

May 10, 2018

BAD ALLY is here folks! Six episodes have been released on Youtube. Please click here to watch the episodes and subscribe. I am in episodes 1, 2, and 4.

April 5, 2018

We are only one day away from opening LORDES at Columbia University's Schapiro Theatre. I can't believe it, but we are already sold out for the entirety of the run! If any tickets happen to open up you can reserve them and find more information here. If you would like to arrive early to any of the performances and get on the waitlist, please send me a message on my contact page. We will perform Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7th at 8pm, and Sunday April 8 at 4pm.

March 20, 2018

It has been an insane year already, and it is only March! I have been auditioning like crazy the past two months and I am so excited to announce that I have been cast in the ensemble of LORDES! This play (based on the work of poet Audre Lorde) will be performed at Columbia University, and is directed by Katherine Wilkinson - Graduate Director at Columbia University. We will perform Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7th at 8pm, and Sunday April 8 at 4pm. I will give more information and ticket links as we get closer! Feel free to send me a message on my contact page for more information.

December 13th, 2017

I had a fabulous (and freezing) outdoor shoot today with Mary Perrino at Washington Square Park in Manhattan.  I got to wear my favorite jacket from Tommy Hilfiger, and boots from Sartore!  Check out the photos under my MODELING tab.  Hope you have a lovely holiday season!!

December 2, 2017

The holidays are here, and what better way to celebrate but with a tree!  My video with Popsugar and Pier 1 Imports is finally here!  Four great ways to DIY decorate your small living space. Click HERE for the video or click over to my VIDEOS tab! Much love and happy holidays!

November 7, 2017

I worked with Oribe today modeling for the fantastic Anthony Kakos from Detroit, MI! I don't have any great photos from the day, but we had a great time! I love Oribe's Maximista Spray!

September 14, 2017

My acting reel is here! Check out my Videos tab or click here for the link! Enjoy!

August 30, 2017

Worked on a very cute video for Pier 1 Imports today.  Can't wait for you guys to see the final result. Will air around the holidays - I'll post a link here!

August 11, 2017

I have a photo shoot tonight in Brooklyn - and I am very excited about it. I can't wait to share photos with you all!

August 6, 2017

I performed last night in the Wild Project and Brooklyn Actors Troupe Short Play Festival, 26 Wild Hours. This project featured 6 brand-new plays (literally written 12 hours before it was performed). Our was Red, White, and Man written by Melissa Maney, directed by Katie Gilmartin, and featuring myself, Mikael Deckelbaum, and Rachel Balcanoff. We had a blast writing, rehearsing, and performing this new play in a span of 26 hours. A lot of gratitude to both the Wild Project and Brooklyn Actors Troupe for hosting us and making this festival possible! Can't wait to work will all of these super-talented artists again.

August 3, 2017

Had a great night last night shooting an episode for another new crime series Evil Talks on Investigation Discovery. I have a very compelling scene and am excited to see the episode after all of the hard work the team put in last night. We were shooting until 4:30am! I'll be sure to update on my website and social media sites once these episodes are released! 

July 14, 2017

Worked all day shooting an episode for a new crime series, Dryden on Investigation Discovery! Will post more when I have more info for season and episode release dates.  I'll be the one in the purple cheerleader uniform!

June 15, 2017

Had an incredible night tonight posing for the Society of Illustrators Fashion Night.  We had an awesome night of fashion - clothing by Raul Penaranda and jewelry by Meredith Marks.  Some photos are up on Instagram - search hashtag #societyofillustrators .  Follow @meredithmarks and @raul_penaranda!

May 9, 2017

I just updated my modeling gallery, so please take a look! My girl Shay Paresh is the queen of all photography, check out her website and follow her on Instagram.

April 18, 2017

It has been a busy few months for me so far in 2017!  Life in New York City is fast and the hustle is real.  January and February brought a few very exciting auditions and a shoot that will be released soon.  For two weeks in March I was on vacation in London and Florida.  A few projects are blossoming for the spring, so keep checking back for updates!  If you haven't yet, please follow me on Instagram !

I have uploaded the full albums for the photo shoots I have done over the past year.  Check them out on irista!!

Studio Photo Shoot - Shay Paresh

East Village Photo Shoot - Shay Paresh

Carl Schurz Park Photo Shoot - Shay Paresh

Chelsea Photo Shoot - Tony Gale

Central Park Photo Shoot - Mary Perrino


December 24, 2016

I have an official page on IMDb! There are a few credits listed from projects I have worked on over the past 6 months. Please check out my IMDb page here and if you haven't yet, follow me on Instagram! Much love and Merry Christmas to all. Thank you for your support this year!

Ivy in front of her trailer 10/21/16

October 23, 2016

Last Friday I went on set for my very first principal television role!

As of yet I cannot give details, however, here is a photo of me in front of my very own honey wagon!

It was a very exciting day and I cannot wait for the next step. More details to come!




August 10, 2016

It has been a busy and incredible summer! The month of July was a marathon of work and projects, that will hopefully be released soon so that I can share them with all of you. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the incredible work of NYC photographer Mary Perrino. We did a little shoot in Central Park on one of the most beautiful days this summer.

Central Park Photo Shoot - Ivy - Mary Perrino

July 6, 2016

All seven episodes of Façades: The Web Series have been released!  Check out my "Videos" tab for episodes.  Thank you to everyone who has supported Façades: The Web Series and to everyone who continuously checks up on what I am doing via my website.  More career updates coming soon!

June 9, 2016

Four episodes of Façades: The Web Series have been released! New Episodes are released each Monday. Be sure to keep current with watching episodes, because later in the season there will be some audience participation involved with the Model Competition, Continental's Newest High Fashion Model. Stay tuned!

May 25, 2016

Facades: The Web Series is back! After a long hiatus, Episode Two has been released and new episodes will be released every Monday. Check out the first episode here, and the newly released second episode here.

April 9, 2016

During February and March I have been keeping very busy working on Façades: The Web Series, and am currently shooting a soon-to-be-announced short film - in which I play the lead.  Along with these two main projects, I have been modeling, auditioning, and doing commercial work.  More updates, photos, and videos to come soon!

January 30, 2016

Ivy performed a monologue at the Lovecraft Music Theatre Festival. Hosted by The Set NYC at Lovecraft Bar in New York's East Village. 

The Set NYC presents: Lovecraft Music Theater Festival. An evening of theater, monologues, music, bands, DJs, live music, art, shows, networking, absinthe, and helping end NYC poverty for FOTVM. There will be another Music Theatre Festival hosted by The Set NYC on March 8th. If you would like to be involved, please send me a message on my contact page.


January 12, 2016

Ivy will perform in a reading of a new play Anne Boleyn for President as part of the 'Drinks & Drama' Series with the Exquisite Corpse Company.

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November 22, 2015


Please watch the pilot and share!


“I am so sick of people refusing to see me the way I want them to,”

“Well, how do you see yourself?”

So begins your typical boy-meets-they love story. 

It’s the unlikely relationship between Phinn and Rhys, the two central characters in the new web series, “Façades.” Phinn (AKA Fantasia Fabulous, played by Russell Peck) is a talented drag performer who wants nothing more than to compete on the hit reality TV show, “Continental’s Newest High Fashion Model.” But Phinn’s ideas of femininity are limited by stereotypes and unrealistic expectations. He soon meets Rhys, a male-assigned-at-birth, gender nonconforming individual (played by Maybe Burke) who is beginning their own journey of accepting and expressing their gender. Their relationship soon becomes complicated however, as they each struggle to define what gender means to them. Will Phinn be able to let down his walls and push beyond the most surface-level ideas of gender? Will Rhys be able to comfortably express their nonbinary identity, in a world where the definitions of ‘man’ and ‘woman’ are “horrifyingly narrow?”

The relationship between Rhys and Phinn is intercut with episodes of the very campy “Continental’s Newest High Fashion Model.” Contestants on the show, led by the ever-glamorous Tiara Anderson-Anderson (Raquel Nicole Jeté), must compete in various challenges that force them to define what their own sense of femininity means to them. This raucously funny spoof pokes fun at society’s expectations of ‘what it means to be a woman,’ and provides a deep contrast with the nonbinary musings of Rhys and Phinn.

In creating “Façades,” Ariel Mahler is giving a voice to the historically underrepresented transfeminine and gender nonconforming communities. They hope the series, at times humorous, at times quite serious, will help audience members question their ideas of gender.

The first episode of “Façades” was released on November 22nd, and is available on www.facadeswebseries.com. Following a fundraising campaign, the rest of the season will be released in Spring, 2016.



Façades is a new web series that tells the story of several characters of varying (queer) gender(s) as they struggle to figure out who they are and how they form relationships. Episode One coming in November! Check out our Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/facades.webseries/

November 1, 2015

Throughout the month of October, Ivy has been working on shooting the pilot episode of Facades, a new web series.  Check out the teaser trailer here, and look out for the pilot episode in the latter half of November!











The full company of the 24-Hour Plays: Nationals  photo by Hope Chavez

The full company of the 24-Hour Plays: Nationals

photo by Hope Chavez

24-Hour Plays: Nationals

Ivy recently participated in the 24-Hour Plays: Nationals in August 2015. Participants spent 2 days in workshops and artist panels, and then started the 24- hour journey from script to stage.  The playwrights begin writing at 10pm and are given about 8 hours overnight to write the script, then the actors and directors meet at 9am the next morning and have the morning and early afternoon to rehearse and stage the play, then 20 minutes of tech and then it is performance time!  

Ivy was cast in The Best Worst Birthday Party in the History of the World written by Margot Connolly, directed by Kate Moore Heaney.

For more information on the 24-Hour Plays: Nationals and all other 24-Hour Plays Productions visit:   http://www.24hourplays.com/

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