Elizabeth’s passion for dance began at the age of 18 months when she put on her first pair of tap shoes. At the age of 4 she began training at the California Ballet School and North County Dance Arts, Inc. At California Ballet Elizabeth studied ballet, flamenco, ballet pointe, and performed in the Nutcracker and Snow White. During her time at California Ballet, Elizabeth studied under Maxine Mahon, Clarissa Palhegyi, Denise Dabrowski and Gail Wingfield.
At North County Dance Arts, Inc., Elizabeth trained under Louis and Tanya McKay and faculty for 13 years, studying tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, musical theater, and hip hop. During her time at North County Dance Arts, Inc. she competed as a soloist and as a member of the NCDA competition team for 8 years. As a competitive dancer Elizabeth won both regional and national titles.
In 2016 Elizabeth graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of the Arts in Public Health Policy with an emphasis in Business Management. During her time at UC Irvine she directed and performed in abridged performances of the musicals Annie and Wicked. These performances won awards of best choreography, best costuming, greatest philanthropic impact, and first overall. Elizabeth moved on to become Executive Producer where she oversaw 1,200 students in the development of the Broadway Musical Showcase, and raised $60,000 for their benefactor, the Jessie Rees Foundation.
After graduating college Elizabeth had the privilege of returning to North County Dance Arts, Inc. where she has been teaching tap, jazz, lyrical and musical theater for the past 4 years. Elizabeth is thrilled to be joining the Fusion Dance San Diego faculty and looks forward to this next chapter!