Elizabeth Schultz began her dance training at the Perlman-Stoy School of Ballet. Following high school, Elizabeth attended Stephens College where she graduated cum laude with a B.F.A. in Dance. Elizabeth has danced professionally for Modern America Dance Company, Ardmore Contemporary Dance Company, People Dancing Company and Dancers, and the Detroit Dance Collective. She has had the opportunity to perform historic works by Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Erick Hawkins, and Jose Limon. Her own choreography has been featured in the Detroit Dance City Festival, the Mid-Missouri Dance Theatre’s Spring Concert, and the Detroit Dance Collective’s Collage Concert, among others. Elizabeth is an experienced teacher and has taught in schools and studios across the country; before returning to Ketchikan she served as an instructor for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine.
Elizabeth earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance in 2018 from the University of California, Irvine. While at UCI she had the honor of studying with distinguished professors such as Loretta Livingston, Lar Lubovitch, and Tong Wang. Elizabeth's research at UCI focused on the sexualization of girls in dance competitions and she uses this research to help create a safe and healthy learning environment for her students.