Elizabeth Luse



Originally from Orlando, FL, Elizabeth began her dance training with Russell and Phyllis Sultzbach at The School of Performing Arts.  She continued her studies at Indiana University where she enjoyed working with Violette Verdy, Guoping Wang, Mark Godden, Jacques Cesbron and Leslie Peck.  During her senior year at IU, Elizabeth realized a passion for teaching the ballet art form when, as a part of coursework, she began instructing students in the elective ballet program.  Upon graduating with a B.S. in Ballet Performance with an Outside Field in Applied Health Science, Elizabeth relocated to Chicago, IL.  She performed with NoMi Dance Company, Ballet Quad Cities, and Madison Ballet and was a faculty member at Illinois Dance Academy for six years.  Most recently she joined the faculty of Talent Forum as a ballet instructor and danced with Winifred Haun and Dancers, Dance in the Parks, Ron De Jesus Dance and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Elizabeth is now privileged and enthusiastic about joining the faculty of the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

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