Elisabet White graduated from The Ailey School Professional Division, NYC with a Certificate of Dance with Honors in 2015, and most recently attended the Alonzo King LINES summer professional program in San Francisco. While studying at Ailey, Ms. White studied various forms of dance, improvisation and choreography.
She auditioned and performed in the US Tri State area with the Ailey Student Performance Group, working with choreographers such as Alonzo King, Sidra Bell, Matthew Rushing, Darrell Moultrie, Amy Hall, Ray Mercer, and Carlos Dos Santos. Her professional career has included performing in Short and Sweet in Halifax, NS, performing with the New York Dance Collective, and performing in the trailer for The Man Who Laughs.
Born in Ottawa, Canada, Elisabet attended Canterbury High School Fine Arts program studying dance technique, composition, performance history and theory. Elisabet successfully completed her R.A.D. Advanced 2 Ballet examination and the ADAPT Advanced Jazz examinations.
Her teaching experience includes the First Steps program at The Ailey School, Canadian School Of Dance, and guest teacher at A&G Dance Academy in Florida and is currently teaching in Halifax, NS and surrounding areas. She volunteers at local schools to engage students in dance activities. Ms. White continues to pursue her passion for dance and to teach others the art form as a career.
Lydia Zimmer, a native to Halifax NS, graduated from Walnut Hill School for the Arts in ‘07 and joined The Boston Conservatory Dance Division where she received her B.F.A. ’11 magna cum laude on The Conservatory Scholarship. Lydia has trained at programs in Canada such as Canada’s National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Halifax Dance Association. She has also trained extensively at American programs such as Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Traditions, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and The Movement Invention Project. Lydia created a number of well received solo and group works in Los Angeles, California, from October 2011 to May 2013, and premiered an evening length piece for Julie Bour (France). Lydia moved back to Boston in September 2013, and taught for Walnut Hill School for the Arts and The Boston Conservatory. She was a featured solo artist at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and performed a premiere work for Chavi Bansal (Netherlands) while in Boston. Under a choreographic residency in Cambridge, MA, Lydia created her premiere evening length work Bonne Nuit for CRAWL at White Box Art Centre, NYC. Since returning to Halifax, Lydia has had the opportunity to work for Mocean Dance’s Emerge project and has performed as a solo artist for Kinetic Studio. Thanks to Live Art Dance Productions, Lydia presented Bonne Nuit at The Sir James Dunn Theatre in April 2016, supported by Canada Council for the Arts. Lydia is excited to announce that she will be spending two months this fall in a movement research residency in Skagastrond, Iceland through the Nes Artist Residency.