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Elizabeth Keller

Elizabeth was born in Dubai, UAE and started her ballet training at the Royal Academy of Dance in London.  After moving back to the United States, she continued her training at Ballet Center of Houston under the direction of Victoria Vittum and Gilbert Rome.   At age 15, she was invited to train at The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet on full scholarship.  She dance with Pennsylvania Ballet for two seasons and was coached extensively by "Prima Ballerina Asolute", Violette Verdy.  Elizabeth then joined Miami City Ballet under the direction of Edward Villella where she danced corps de ballet, soloist and Principal roles for ten seasons.  With MCB, Elizabeth danced works of choreographers such as George Balanchine, John Cranko, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Anthony Tudor, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Trey McIntyre, Marius Petipa and August Bournonville to name a few.  She also danced with Miami Contemporary Dance Company and taught on the faulty at Miami  City Ballet School.   She was appointed Children's Ballet Mistress for Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" from 2009-2012.  During the summers, Elizabeth taught at MCBS, Ballet Center of Houston and helped run and was on the faculty at the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) in Saratoga Springs, NY under the direction of Damian Woetzel and Jennifer Ringer.

Elizabeth moved to Boise in 2012 to dance with Trey Mcintyre Project and work with nationally renowned Trey Mcintyre for two seasons.  Elizabeth then joined Ballet Idaho as a Principal dancer.  Ms. Keller had been trained in the "Dance for PD" method and has taught Dance for Parkinson's classes all over the country.  She started the first Dance for Parkinson's classes in Idaho in 2014 and now has two classes every Monday in both Boise (Ballet Idaho) and in Eagle (at Eagle Performing Arts Center).  Ms. Keller currently teaches on faculty at both Eagle Performing Arts Center and Ballet Idaho.