ELIZABETH PARKINSON

 

 

elizabeth-parkinson-150x150Elizabeth Parkinson is a highly acclaimed performer recognized for her outstanding contribution in multiple genres of the dance world. Ms. Parkinson has performed worldwide as a principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Feld Ballet, Peridance Contemporary Ballet Company, Donald Byrd/The Group, Mark Dendy and Dancers and Twyla Tharp Dance. In 1999, she segued to Broadway and received tremendous praise as a lead in “Fosse” and later in the hit Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel musical “Movin’ Out,” where she earned the 2003 Tony Award nomination and highly coveted Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway. She has appeared in the films, Stay, Romance and Cigarettes, and Every Little Step. As a freelance artist, Ms. Parkinson has performed at Carnegie Hall with Clint Holmes and at the American Dance Festival with Martha Clarke. She teaches Master Classes and Workshops nationwide. Her teaching credits include but are not limited to West Coast Dance Explosion, North Carolina School of the Arts and Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive. She is currently on the Musical Theatre Faculty at Western Connecticut State University and Director of AIM, a not-for-profit youth dance company. Ms. Parkinson lives to dance and hopes to pass on her passion, love and strong work ethic to the next generation of dancers. Along with her husband, Scott Wise, she is the Co-Owner and Co-Director of Fineline Theater Arts in Connecticut.