Elizabeth Stich is an aerial artist who crafts elegant lines and dynamic musicality into moving experiences for audiences nationwide. Elizabeth has an extensive background in ballet and contemporary dance and trained in fabric, rope, and trapeze at New England Center for Circus Arts.
A versatile performer, Elizabeth is equally at home on the concert dance stage and in less conventional settings—soaring over water in Sea World’s Cirque de la Mer, dodging BMX riders in All Wheel Sports Extreme, and suspended from Corona Arch at sunrise. As a choreographer, she uses the aerial apparatus as a tool to both obscure and amplify the physical and emotional bodies.
Elizabeth is an enthusiastic educator, emphasizing functional anatomy and individual agency in her teaching. She holds an MFA in modern dance from the University of Utah and a certification in Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals from Integrated Movement Studies. Her research on aerial dance in higher education has been published in the Journal of Dance Education and presented at the National Dance Education Organization national conference. Elizabeth currently combines her love of all things movement as an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Georgia where she specializes in contemporary and aerial dance.