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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

Tapestry Conference. 

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.




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