About Elizabeth Shea

Reviewed as “a remarkable contemporary dance display,” Elizabeth Shea’s choreography has been produced by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and presented at numerous festivals and major cities across the U.S.A., as well as in Australia, Israel, and China. Liz has been a guest artist for many professional companies and universities, most recently for Eisenhower Dance and as a collaborator with NYC-based Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup. Liz presented the site-specific work Ascension at the Eskenazi Museum of Art to over 1,000 people; her newest choreography, Rhythm Runs Through It, premiered in 2022 at Dixon Place in N.Y.C. and was invited to RADfest, in Kalamazoo, MI. Liz also creates extensively in new media and film, screening her work at film festivals internationally. Awards include Best Choreography for the Lens, Best Dance Film, and Best Ensemble. Liz teaches her self-developed somatic system, SomaLab., yogic practices, and choreographic methods at workshops in the U.S.A. and abroad, most recently at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, and Dance Italia, in Lucca, Italy. She was awarded an Eastman Residency in the Arts and Humanities on Martha’s Vineyard to develop a program of somatic practice for non-medical hospice workers and presented at the 2022 Performing Arts Medicine Association International Symposium and the 32nd International Association for Dance Medicine and Science conference in Limerick, Ireland. A 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, Liz is Professor and Director of Contemporary Dance at Indiana University.

Recent Credits

Cultural Immersion

IU Theatre — Choreographer