Elizabeth Luse



Elizabeth Luse is originally from Orlando, FL and started dancing at The School of Performing Arts. She holds a B.S. in Ballet Performance from Indiana University where she studied with Violette Verdy, Leslie Peck, and Guoping Wang. Since moving to Chicago in 2005, Elizabeth has danced professionally with Winifred Haun and Dancers, Nomi Dance Company, Dance in the Parks, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Her guest appearances include Ballet Quad Cities, Madison Ballet, Ron de Jesus Dance, and Emily Stein Dance. Currently, Elizabeth is in her third season with Lucky Plush Productions, an ensemble dance-theater company. Alongside her performance career, Elizabeth endeavored to grow as a teaching artist, teaching ballet and modern classes in the Chicagoland area. She has taught for Lou Conte Dance Studio, Visceral Dance Center, Dovetail Studios, and The Actors Gymnasium. Elizabeth happily joined the Joffrey Academy of Dance faculty in 2013. 

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