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Elizabeth burke

Elizabeth Burke (@elizabethrburke) is a “sinuous and sizzling (IndyWeek)," "elegant and expressive (BroadwayWorld)," and “deft and impassioned (The New York Times)” tap dancer originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who now works out of Brooklyn, New York, primarily as the Co-Dance Captain of 2015 MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance's acclaimed, award winning company, Dorrance Dance. Burke has been working full time with Dorrance Dance since 2010, and prior to that, spent 11 years under the tutelage of her mentor, Gene Medler, in the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE). She holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in Communication Arts from Marymount Manhattan College (magna cum laude) and is an alumna of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Aside from her current work with Dorrance Dance, Elizabeth can be found teaching and choreographing across the United States, and engaging in various artistic collaborations with fellow tap dancer and artist Luke Hickey. Most recently, she performed in Hickey's work A Little Old, A Little New, at the Chelsea Factory in New York City.