Elizabeth has taught Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Modern, and Jazz to students of all ages and abilities since 2008. She has directed Summer and Winter Intensives and productions of The Nutcracker at The Dance Project in Whitestone. She trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and French Academie of Ballet and danced professionally with Ajkun Ballet Theatre in NYC. She has also trained with Desmond Richardson, Roman Zhurbin, Africa Guzman, and Nadege Hottier.
Elizabeth's teaching style depends entirely on the student, for she believes that every dancer requires an individual approach in order to reach their full potential. She has taught absolute beginners of all ages, to advanced dancers looking to refine their craft or have a piece set on them. She can mimic an audition style class to help prepare for high school, college, or company auditions, clean and tweak dances in preparation for competitions, and give professional, private classes in any genre on par with those found in NYC!
I began to train with this company in 2011, and was promoted from Trainee to Corps De Ballet member in 2012. While dancing with Ajkun Ballet Theatre, I also performed Soloist Roles in "The Nutcracker," "A Midsummer Nights Dream," and two original ballet's choreographed by my Director at the time titled "Revolution," and "Goya."
While studing at The French Academie of Ballet, I was guided by founder Francois Perron, who is one of the very few dancers who have danced with all three major NYC ballet companies and received his training at the Paris Opera Ballet, as well as dancers Karin Averty, Nadege Hottier, Brice Mousset, Juan Rodriguez, Sebastien Marcovici, Nicole Graniero, and Roman Zhurbin; well known choreographers and members of ABT.
I studied with World Renowned Choreographers such as Desmond Richardson, Dwight Rhoden, Ronald Tice, and Africa Guzman, as well as Joffrey Faculty Brian McSween, Francesca Corkle, Davis Robertson, Canan Jackson, Charthel Arthur, Ceyhun Ozsoy, and Era Jouravlev.