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Elizabeth Burke

BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Burke is an alumna of the internationally acclaimed North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, with whom she spent eleven years under the direction of her mentor, Gene Medler. She is a founding member of both Bessie Award-winning dancers Michelle Dorrance and Caleb Teicher’s companies, Dorrance Dance/New York and Caleb Teicher & Company, and also presently dances for New York -based dancers Derick Grant, Aaron Tolson, Adam Metzger (SLURP), and Xander Weinman (Reaction). She is on faculty at the American Tap Dance Foundation, and recently filmed “Nostalgia: A Tap Movie” (producer Dule Hill, director Johnnie Hobbs, III). She is honored to be a part of Jason Samuels Smith’s “Chasing The Bird.”

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Acceptance into the Tap Program at Jacob’s Pillow 2012 .
  • Recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow/American Dance Guild Scholarship.
  • Recipient of the Carol Richard Memorial Scholarship.
  • Scholarship/honors/leadership student at Marymount Manhattan College with cumulative 3.89 GPA and membership in several national honors societies.
  • Founding member of Bessie-Award winning dancers Michelle Dorrance and Caleb Teicher’s companies, DorranceDance/NY and Caleb Teicher & Company.
  • Holding the longest tenure of any member of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE director: Gene Medler) for 11 years.
  • Understudying in Jason Samuels Smith’s “Chasing The Bird” at the JOYCE Soho.

FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SAY “CAPEZIO”

Teletone taps on a pair of k360s.

FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM

My K360s.

BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS

Don’t be afraid to take risks, but stay true to yourself.

UNUSUAL FACT/LOVE/HABIT/GOAL/ABILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW

I am a huge UNC fan--especially men’s basketball! go heels!