About Liz Borromeo. . .
Liz began her dance training in ballet with Irina “Era” Wohner in Virginia
and the Bella Ruska Ballet School in Rota, Spain, where she performed, taught
and choreographed. Her dance education continued at Old Dominion University,
North Carolina Dance Force and The College of William & Mary. Liz received a B.S.
in Biology with a Dance Minor from William & Mary in 1995 with varied studies in modern
dance, ballet, composition, education, dance and music history, Alexander and
Graham Techniques, anatomy and kinesiology. In addition, she aided in designing outreach
programs for local schools in Williamsburg, Virginia with the Multicultural Performing
Arts Society. Moving to Central Washington, Liz introduced Modern dance technique
to several studios in Yakima.
Liz served as the Children's Division Director as well as Modern Dance and Adult Dance
teacher at Columbia Dance in Vancouver from 2003-2015 where she taught, choreographed,
served on the Board of Trustees and assisted in a variety of performances over the years.
From 2010-2015, she produced the studio-based performance "An Afternoon Of Dance"
at Columbia Dance Center.
At the Creative Dance Center in Seattle, Liz was able to build upon her own dance
education with varied courses exploring Concept-Based dance curricula taught by
Anne Green Gilbert including the 2008 Summer Dance Institute for Teachers.
Since 2008, Liz has also been a presenter for the SW Washington Early Childhood Education
She has choreographed and taught for Vancouver’s Journey Theater Arts Group
summertime programs and their main stage productions of
Cinderella and Willy Wonka, the Musical. In addition, Liz choreographed for the
Vancouver School of Arts & Academics Spring Choir Concerts and taught at the 2011
Summer Dance Intensive at The College of William & Mary. She has been a teaching
artist and choreographer in Southwest Washington in the Vancouver, Camas and Evergreen School Districts, working with students K-12 in various curriculum residencies and high school musical theatre productions. Liz is the founding director of the wonderful dance community now known as "Cottage Dance Academy" in Vancouver (est. 2015) and director of MOTUS Dance Company (est. 2016). She enjoys sharing her passion for the art of dance and the learning process with people of all ages. As a member of the National Dance Education Organization, and Dance and the Child International, she continues to dedicate herself to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance.