Elisabeth Jeffrey started her classical training under the tutelage of Carlos Stroia in Minnesota at the age of seven. She went on to train at The Joffrey Ballet School under a full merit scholarship when she was fourteen. During her years there she attended workshops and trained with schools such as American Ballet Theater, The Houston Ballet School, The Washington Ballet School and The Royal Ballet School of Covent Garden. She also performed with Arts Umbrella Dance Company in Vancouver, Canada and Peter Pucci Plus Dancers in NYC.
Upon graduation from the Joffrey Ballet School she accepted invitations from Complexions Contemporary Ballet to attend workshops and company classes, during which time she was also working with RM Ballet. In the following years Elisabeth danced for Benjamin Briones Ballet, Emotions Physical Theatre, AS Arts NYC.
Elisabeth has performed roles in: The Nutcracker, Raymonda, Le Corsaire, Gisselle, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Serenade- George Balenchine, Samsera- Margo Sappington, Birthday Variations- Gerald Arpino, Billboards Willing and Able- Peter Pucci, Hoopla- Peter Pucci, Kettentanz- Gerald Arpino, Capriccious- Trinette Singleton, Onegin.
-Elisabeth is currently dancing as a company member of: Periapsis Music and Dance, Thomas Ortiz Dans, YooandDancers, and a guest artist with CONNetic Dance from 2013 to present. She has also enjoyed working with independent choreographers Miro Magloire, Ursula Verduzco, Erin Dillon, Juan Michael Porter II and Leigh Schanfein, Norbert de la Cruz, Annalee Traylor.
“The path to your success is not as fixed and inflexible as you think” – M.C.
A review written by Dance Informa September 14, 2014:
“Guest choreographer Amanda Turner’s Untethering, with beautiful music by Adam Hurst and costumes again by UBCostumesDancewear.com, lets dancer Elisabeth Jeffrey dance freely and emotionally. The work combines very controlled moments with wafting, floating turns, which Jeffrey executes beautifully. The audience becomes entrapped in both the dancing and the music.”
A review written by Oberon’s Grove September 14, 2014:
“In a solo Untethering, choreographed by Amanda Turner to music by Adam Hurst, the sound of the cello at its deepest and most resonant sets the mood. Dancer Elisabeth Jeffrey expressed a sense of longing in her restless turns and beautiful port de bras; the solo ends as the dancer sustains an evocative final pose.”
A review written by WetPaint, February 14, 2014:
“There is lovely detail in unexpected places, using the shoulders, the wrists and the hands. The larger company is exciting to watch too. I was impressed by their technique, their artistry, and the heart with which they dance.”
A review written by DIYdancer, March 4, 2014:
“Seven women entered the space and struggle to make it into the spotlight in this intricate contemporary ballet which highlighted the need for women to fit in, when they are in fact stunning in their individuality. Though as a group they tried to blend in which each other, the difficult succession of rapid gestures of each individual dancer really stood out.”