Elizabeth Terschuur

Jazz Instructor



Elizabeth Terschuur is a professional seeker, performer, dancer, choreographer and educator. She has a M.F.A. in Dance from UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Towson University in Maryland. Her awards include grants from UCLA, Towson University, the Golden Key International Honour Society, National Society for Arts and Letters District of Columbia Chapter, Washington Ballet, Boston Ballet, Harid Conservatory, and the Vienna Opera Ballet School in Austria. In her past life she was a graduate of the Washington School of Ballet under the tutelage of Roudolf Kharatian, Mary Day, and Patricia Berrend. She went on to dance professionally with the company under the direction of Septime Webre as a young dancer and has since been performing as a professional modern and contemporary dancer in Los Angeles and Washington, DC for the past 10 years. Her teaching credits include being a graduate student teaching assistant at UCLA in ballet and modern for two years as well as an internship coordinator in disability studies. She continued on as adjunct faculty at The American Music and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Hollywood for one year before returning to the Washington, DC area where she is currently on faculty at CityDance Conservatory at Strathmore Music Center, Montgomery College, the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism at Towson University, the Washington School of Ballet, the Princess Mhoon Dance Institute, the Dawn Crofton Dance Connection, the Unabashed School of Dance and Light of Life Performing Arts. She is a guest artist with the Lagniappe Project which brings artists in to work with people with life-altering conditions at the Sheppard Pratt Health System in Towson, MD. She is proudly the Co-Director of the Special Olympics Dance MD Program and advocate for disability rights for all populations. She currently guest teaches various workshops in improvisation and contemporary dance while performing regularly in her own work and in collaboration with other artists.