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Elisa Schreiber

Elisa Schreiber is an international performer and teacher. She was a guest artist with the Limon Dance Company from 2011-2015, and has worked with Dance Heginbotham, Dance by Alan Danielson, Kathryn Alter and Dancers, MeenMoves, Shadowbox Theater, Banana Peel Dance Company, and Maria Sessa and Dancers. Elisa has had the pleasure to perform solo works by Kathryn Alter, Anna Sokolow, Doris Humphrey, and Jose Limón in New York and abroad. Currently, Elisa works with the Swiss-based Compagnie Anne-Sophie Fenner, Sue Bernhard Danceworks, The Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, and 277 Dance Project.

Elisa teaches contemporary and Limon to students of all ages and abilities, and has taught at the Peridance children's program, New York Theater Ballet School, Spoke the Hub, Dance Heginbotham, Duke University, and the Peridance Capezio Center. Currently, Elisa is faculty with the Limón Institute, including Limón4Kids, and at Marymount Manhattan College.

Where did you grow up? St. Louis, MO

What are the challenges and joys of being a dance artist in NYC?

I think the biggest challenge with being a dancer in NY, and potentially anywhere high-level training is available, is as dancers we're so good at "following directions". We've been doing it all our lives to build better technique and try to get jobs. But sometimes that hinders us as artists and doesn't enable us to reach our fullest potential. So I'd say, finding the balance between what you do for your teachers, your students, your choreographers, and what you do for yourself to make sure you don't stop growing. ever.

Favorite films?

5th Element. The Resident Evils. Pretty much anything where Milla Jovovich kicks butt.

Elisa Schreiber will be performing in Cardboard Stage - October 18, 19, 20 at 8pm

Triskelion Arts - 106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn NY. Tickets on Sale Now!


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