Elizabeth Grande, a native of Dalton, Massachusetts, began dancing at the age of three. Her first professional training experience was with the Bossov Ballet Theatre in Pittsfield, Maine where she studied for three consecutive summers. She has also completed summer training with American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, and José Mateo Ballet Theatre. In 2007, she was accepted as a dance major at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. There she performed a variety of roles in numerous works, including the lead in Raymonda, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and also roles in Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle, Les Sylphides, Bolero, Steps in the Street, and Dark Elegies. In May 2011, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy. Elizabeth then began her professional career, dancing three seasons with Ballet Theatre of Maryland, as well as two seasons with the Charlottesville Ballet. Elizabeth has also performed as a guest artist with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Ballet Theatre, and most recently as a freelance artist with Stavna Ballet. Alongside her performance career, Elizabeth has also worked as a dance teacher for the past nine years. Today she continues to dance as a freelancer and loves being able to share the “joy of dance” with her students in the studio.