Bio & CV
ELIZABETH JOHNSON is a choreographer, dancer, and educator with a focus in socially engaged dance practices. Elizabeth connects communities through choreography, creating dance that promotes civic dialogue, and designing participatory experiences that apply artistic practices in multiple contexts. She has a particular interest in working with youth and elders, developing embodied structures for science learning, and promoting leadership development through the arts. Elizabeth holds a BA in Dance with a minor in Theater from Connecticut College and a MFA from Arizona State University. She has studied at London Contemporary Dance School, taught and performed internationally, and was the Associate Artistic Director of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in Metro DC for over a decade. For five years she worked at Arizona State University as the Coordinator of Socially Engaged Practice, collaborating with an interdisciplinary team to create new curricula focused on training artists to work in, and engage with, diverse communities. She also lived in Chicago and worked with Columbia College Chicago and Hubbard Street Dance. She is currently an Associate Artist and Partnerships Director at Dance Exchange while doing projects with Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Mesa Arts Center and Liz Lerman at Arizona State University.