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Elizabeth Stich

Assistant Professor of Dance

Elizabeth Stich is an artist-scholar specializing in contemporary and aerial dance. Elizabeth holds an MFA from the University of Utah, a certificate in Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals from Integrated Movement Studies, and is a graduate of the New England Center for Circus Arts. A Georgia native, Elizabeth is returning to her roots after nearly twenty years dancing across the western United States—from San Diego to San Francisco, San Antonio to Salt Lake City and most recently, St. George, Utah. Although the magic of the desert was difficult to leave, Elizabeth is thrilled to be back in the southeast as a new addition to the vibrant UGA Dance community! 

A versatile performer, Elizabeth is equally at home on the concert dance stage and in less conventional settings—soaring over water in Sea World’s Cirque de la Mer, dodging BMX riders in All Wheel Sports Extreme, and suspended from Corona Arch at sunrise. Her choreography has been featured in Tuacahn Amphitheatre’s Broadway season, Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival, Red Rock Dance Festival, American College Dance Association gala concert, as well as numerous college dance programs across Utah.  

Elizabeth is an enthusiastic educator, emphasizing functional anatomy and individual agency in her teaching. She is passionate about investigating new pedagogical approaches to best serve her students and foster their growth as emerging dance artists. Her research on aerial dance has been published in the Journal of Dance Education and presented at the National Dance Education Organization and Motus Humanus conferences. Prior to joining UGA Dance, she served for five years as an Assistant Professor at Utah Tech University where she created and directed the department’s aerial dance program including a robust aerial dance technique and performance curriculum. 


M.F.A., University of Utah

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