Elizabeth Whelan

Elizabeth Whelan

Elizabeth Whelan recently received her BFA in Dance from George Mason University in Spring 2017. She has performed with The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in their production of Swinging Through the Sky, Robert Battle's Mass with the GMU Percussion Ensemble, Susan Shield's First Fives- also with the Percussion Ensemble. She has freelanced with D.C. based Company E at the Kennedy Center in their newest work, (In)Security. Elizabeth works as a dance diplomat with the non-profit Movement Exchange, a service organization that provides free dance education for underprivileged children both domestically and internationally. Currently, she is interning with Kun-Yang Lin Dancers. Aside from dance, she enjoys yoga, reading, hiking, and making art.

An Artist’s Duty

by Elizabeth Whelan for The Dance Journal | photo credit: Benjamin Heller “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times.” – Nina Simone, Jazz vocalist, pianist, activist

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