Dances Made to Order

Elizabeth Terschuur

Elizabeth Terschuur for Dances Made to Order

Elizabeth Terschuur is a professional seeker, performer, dancer, choreographer and educator. She has an MFA in Dance from UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance where she researched dance film, mixed media, and stage in regards to social constructions of the body in community. Her awards include grants from UCLA, Towson University, the Golden Key International Honor Society, National Society for Arts and Letters DC chapter, Washington Ballet, Boston Ballet, Harid Conservatory, and the Vienna Opera Ballet School in Austria. In her past life she was a graduate of the Washington School of Ballet under the tutelage of Roudolf Kharatian, Mary Day, and Patricia Berrend. She went on to dance professionally with the company under the direction of Septime Webre. Having diversified her professional interests and performing experiences since then, nowadays she is considered a trickster by her colleagues, seeking to debunk normative notions of identity and cognition within greater dance culture. She has had the honor of being mentored by the MFA faculty Vic Marks, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Angelia Leung, David Rousseve, Susan Foster, Dan Froot, and Lionel Popkin at UCLA for which has changed her life personally and professionally. She was a graduate student teaching assistant at UCLA in ballet and modern for two years as well as an internship coordinator in disability studies. Currently she is adjunct faculty at The American Music and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Hollywood and has been a guest choreographer at Santa Monica College. Her work has been seen at UCLA, Santa Monica College, AMDA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She proudly has a BFA in Dance from Towson University in Baltimore.

Elizabeth, Ian Isles and Paul Antico created “remember the grass…” for the August 2011 edition of Dances Made to Order.