Liz Alford

Liz Alford

Liz Alford

lizalford@creighton.edu


Liz (Elizabeth) began her classical ballet training at age 7 in St Louis, MO. By age 9 she was dancing in Louisville, KY, and by age 14 quickly began performing professional roles with the Louisville Ballet. Throughout her dance training Liz studied  at the Chautauqua Ballet School, School of American Ballet, Houston Ballet Academy, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School all with full scholarship . At age 16 she was invited to be a full time student at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of the New York City Ballet. While a student at SAB Liz danced in  Columbia Pictures’ 1998 film, Center Stage. Liz began her professional career with New York City Ballet at age 18. Later Liz went on to receive her Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Work and Communications from Gordon College then moved to China where she choreographed, performed, and taught many styles of dance to students of all ages and walks of life during her 10 years there.  Liz won first place in the 2006 Beijing TV “Arts in our Land” competition in Southwest China. Liz has been teaching Advanced Ballet at the Omaha Academy of Ballet since 2015. She has also choreographed works for the Omaha Academy of Ballet, Omaha Dance Project, Nebraska Opera Project, and Creighton University.