Elizabeth Burke (Teacher) is a Chapel Hill, North Carolina native and proud alumna of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, with whom she spent eleven seasons. As an ensemble member, Burke served as a choreographer and performed extensively throughout the United States at venues such as the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Tap City: The New York City Tap Festival, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the Southeastern Tap Explosion in Atlanta, GA, as well as in Finland, Canada, Mexico, and Germany, where she made her international debut as a soloist. She also had the opportunity to collaborate and choreograph with Jim Ketch and the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, and her work was presented at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Hall and at the Durham Performing Arts Council. She also performed in conjunction with Merge Records and their 20th anniversary “Merge with Motion” performance at the Carolina Theater in Durham, NC, where her choreography and solo work was presented, and she has collaborated with the Mallarme Chamber Players and their Orchestra. Shortly following her relocation to New York City to pursue her education at Marymount Manhattan College and professional tap career, Burke was featured on the December, 2010 cover of DanceSpirit Magazine as “Tap’s Fresh New Face,” and in the Spring, 2011 publication of Marymount Manhattan College’s ArtFusion News. As a founding member of Dorrance Dance, Burke has performed with Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards in “A Shared Evening” as part of PLATFORM 2011: Body Madness, Part 2 – Rhythm & Humor curated by David Parker at the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, at Radio City Music Hall, at the Inside/Outside Stage at Jacob’s Pillow, and the Beantown Tap Festival. Other performance credits include Elon University with Michelle Dorrance and Luke Hickey, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, at which her choreography has been presented, Symphony Space in New York City, the Third Coast Rhythm Project in San Antonio, TX, the Los Angeles Tap Festival, Hoofin’ Ground in Charlotte, NC with Matthew Shields, the Tap Extravaganza, Summerstage 2011, and the Pulse Convention in New York City, as well as the North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival with Michelle Dorrance and Martin “Tre” Dumas, among other dancers. Burke has also taught tap at various studios and locales in the Carolinas, including Elon University, Guilford College, and the South Carolina Tap Intensive, aside from assisting Gene Medler, Dianne Walker, Brenda Bufalino, and other master teachers at various festivals nationally.

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