Elizabeth George is an Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor in
the School of Dance at the University of Arizona. She teaches undergraduate
courses in ballet, pointe, and choreography.In addition, she designed a
freshman colloquium for the Arizona Assurance Program at the University of
Arizona which uses dance as a vehicle for students to understand the fine
arts available to them on campus. Her contributions to UA Dance include
the development of a yoga class for dance majors (following her certification
in 2010) and numerous choreographies for the UA Dance Ensemble.
Ms. George is a former dancer of the Dayton Ballet where she was a part of
the Cleveland Phoenix Project (a collaborative venture between the Ohio
Ballet and Dayton Ballet.) She has performed works by such choreographers
as Dermot Burke, James Clouser, Amy Ernst, Luis Fuente, Bella Lewitsky,
Stephen Mills, and David Nixon to name a few. Her early training includes studies at the School of American Ballet in NYC, and Cleveland School of Ballet. Her academic credits include a BFA and MFA in Dance from the University of
Elizabeth's recent guest teaching includes City Ballet of San Diego,
Kingwood Dance Theatre (Houston), Boca Ballet Theatre (Boca Raton, FL),
Premier Dance Academy (Denver, CO), Orange County School of the Arts
(Santa Ana, CA), Glendale Community College (Glendale, AZ), Houston School for the Visual and Performing Arts (Houston, TX), and the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH). In addition, she has taught for the American College Dance Festival Association in 2010 and 2013.
Ms. George is a member of NDEO and has been an invited presenter for their
2003 (Albuquerque, NM), 2010 (Phoenix, AZ), and 2013 (Miami, Florida)
National Conferences. In 2011 she served as a rehearsal director for
Artifact Dance Project's "Great American Dance Tour" of China where 28
dancers and 11 musicians performed in over 15 Chinese cities.