Biographical Sketch

About-TrapElizabeth Stich is an aerial artist and dancer based in Salt Lake City, Utah specializing in Corde Lisse, Aerial Silks, Static Trapeze, and Acrobatic Dance. A childhood ballerina and college modern dancer turned aerialist, Liz blends her unique lifetime of movement experience into compelling performances and engaging instruction. Recent national performance credits include All Wheel Sports! (Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA), Cirque de la Mer (Sea World, San Diego, CA), the Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival (Denver, CO), and corporate events for clients such as Adobe and Keen Footwear.

Liz is a graduate of New England Center for Circus Art’s Professional Training Program where she majored in Corde Lisse and Acrobatic Dance and completed over 75 hours of Aerial Teacher Training. Liz holds a Master of Fine Arts in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Dance Education from the University of Georgia, and a Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals through Integrated Movement Studies.

An aerial instructor since 2008, Liz is a senior teacher for Aerial Arts of Utah in Salt Lake City and was recently a Guest Teaching Artist with Aerial Horizon in San Antonio, TX. She has taught a wide variety of studio and theory courses, including Kinesiology for Dancers, as an adjunct professor of dance at Salt Lake Community College, Weber State University, Snow College, and Northwest Vista College. Liz also mentors budding aerial instructors through the Remote Teacher Assessment Program, a service she co-developed with colleague Julianna Hane for website AerialDancing.com.