Liz Curtis

Liz Curtis is a dance educator, performer and multimedia dance choreographer based in Long Beach, California. She currently teaches at Chapman University in Orange, CA and California State University, Long Beach where she received her M.F.A. in Dance. Prior to teaching in higher education, she taught and served as the dance school director at Caballero Dance in Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA for six years.

She has experience teaching, performing and choreographing in both the commercial and concert dance worlds. Her performance experience includes concert works by Doug Varone (staged by Eddie Taketa), Gerald Casel, Michael Getman, Gloria Newman, John Pennington, Susan McLain, Cyrus Parker-Jeannette and Rebecca Bryant, and commercial work in film, television, music videos, international tours and Las Vegas shows. Her choreography has been presented on stage and television, conferences, and in screendance and site-specific works. Her work has also been produced nationally at dance festivals including the American College Dance Festival. Her dance films have screened in film festivals in Europe, Asia and the U.S., including at New York’s 92Y.

Liz is a BASI-certified Pilates Instructor with Dance Specialization trained by Karen Clippinger, world-renowned author, researcher, and lecturer. She had the pleasure of assisting Karen with the BASI Pilates teacher training certification. Liz is also a graduate of The Sanford Meisner Center’s Professional Acting Certificate Program in North Hollywood.