Elizabeth Moller

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Elizabeth Moller began dancing in her hometown of Staten Island, NY.  She received training from The Rock School for Dance Education and Houston Ballet Academy and she also received scholarships for summer intensives with the School of American Ballet, The Rock School and Houston Ballet Academy.  In 2014, she joined Houston Ballet II and had the opportunity to perform in many ballets, including Serenade, Allegro Brillante, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker, Stanton Welch’s A Time to Dance and Brigade.  This is her second season with Texas Ballet Theater.

Where are you from?
Staten Island, New York

When did you begin dancing?
I began dancing at the age of eight!

Why did you begin dancing?
My mom enrolled me and I loved it from day one!

When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
This is my first season with Texas Ballet Theater

What is your favorite ballet to see?
Romeo and Juliet and Nacho Duarte’s Jardi Tancat

What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
My favorite ballet that I have performed is George Balanchine’s Serenade

What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
The biggest surprise about being a professional dancer is how much fun the process of getting ready for a performance is! Even though rehearsals are tough, learning to perfect a work is so rewarding and exciting!

What is your favorite movie/TV show?
My favorite movie is The Breakfast Club and my favorite TV show is Parks and Recreation

What’s your favorite song?
My favorite song is Angeles by Elliott Smith

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I would love to be a journalist for a newspaper!

Who has been most influential to your life of dancing?
My biggest influence is my first ballet teacher, Ellen Tharp. She has taught me so much about determination and fulfilling your dreams!

What is your favorite part of a performance?
My favorite part of performing is sharing a different side of me with the audience. I love embodying different characters or expressing different emotions through dance!