Elizabeth Nichols is originally from Enfield, Connecticut. She began her dance training with Connecticut Concert Ballet at the age of 3. When Elizabeth was 12 years old, she was selected to train and perform as a pre-professional with the modern dance company DancEnlight, under the direction of Lorelei Chang. With DancEnlight, she performed at events such as the Ted Hershey Dance, Music Marathon and the Hartford Dragon Boat Festival.
Elizabeth has attended summer intensives and workshops with Ballet Hartford, Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts, and Jose Limon Dance Company.
The 2022-2023 season is Elizabeth's first season with Ballet Pensacola’s professional company.
“I imagine dance for me has a similar effect as meditation does for people. I love when I'm able to learn the choreography completely and muscle memory takes over. It's an art form I find to be freeing and it's wonderful to be able to move with music and create.”
Place of Birth: Enfield, Connecticut USA
One Word to Describe Why I Dance: "Love"
Favorite Color: Dark Green
Favorite Role Danced: Chinese, The Nutcracker
Dream Role: Juliet, Romeo and Juliet
Favorite Choreographer: Graeme Murphy
Favorite Traditional Ballet: Napoli
Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Thai Food
Favorite Hobby: Painting
Fun Fact About Me: I am pretty good at knitting!
What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performances: I hope, depending on the nature of the show, the audience is left with something to think about. Whether they remember a specific step that they liked or how the entirety of the performance made them feel, I hope my audience is moved. That, to me, is one of the most important aspects of performing.