Elizabeth Ferenc – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of BALLETOMANE
MA, BA(Hons), LRAD, ARAD
Elizabeth began her career in dance at the Alberta Ballet School. In September of 2001, Elizabeth moved to London, England, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with Distinction in the Art of Teaching Ballet in the Faculty of Education, holding the highest academic standing in her class at the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), University of Durham. During her tenure at the RAD, Elizabeth also received her Associate Status (ARAD) with Distinction, as well as the Licentiate Award (LRAD), which only a few selected individuals in the world have received. In 2005, Elizabeth graduated from the University of Roehampton, London, England, with a Masters of Arts in Ballet Studies with Distinction, again with the highest academic average in her class.
For three seasons, Elizabeth was ‘Head of Ballet Department’ at the Alberta Ballet School / Dance Alberta. Prior to this role, Elizabeth held teaching positions at The Central School of Ballet (London, England) and The Royal Academy of Dance Headquarters (London, England).
Among many professional highlights, Elizabeth has entered successful candidates for the prestigious Phyllis Bedells Bursary in London, England. In 2008, she taught and rehearsed the Johann Strauss debutants in Austrian Folklore Dance for their Annual Ball and is currently a mentor and tutor for distance learning teachers of the Royal Academy of Dance. Additionally, Elizabeth has adjudicated in many dance festivals and competitions and continues to broaden her scope of experience with many courses in teaching.
Elizabeth is a staunch upholder of the highest standards of dance education and training. She has deep knowledge and extensive experience across a wide range of dance styles and reflects this in her teaching. Elizabeth is known for her artistic integrity, enthusiasm and professionalism and has been the Artistic Director of Balletomane Inc for over ten years. She looks forward to many more wonderful years ahead.