Elisa Clark (she/her) is an award-winning artist and educator who trained at the Maryland Youth Ballet, prior to receiving a BFA from The Juilliard School, under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy, with guidance from Carolyn Adams. As a company member, she has been a featured dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Monica Bill Barnes & Co, as well as performed with Nederlands Dans Theater and The Metropolitan Opera, in works by Jiri Kylian and Crystal Pite respectively, amongst others. She was also a founding member and company manager for Robert Battle’s Battleworks Dance Company, and has served as Mr. Battle’s artistic assistant for over two decades. As an educator and mentor, she has been on faculty at the School at Jacob’s Pillow, Princeton University, University of the Arts, American Dance Festival, Move NYC, Marymount Manhattan College and at Bard College in partnership with Gibney Company, to name a few. Elisa is currently on the ballet faculty at the Ailey School and at Gibney, and teaches Company class for Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Gibney Company, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. She is a répétiteur for both Mr. Battle and Mr. Morris’ works, and Guest Rehearsal Director for Gibney Company. Elisa is also a Princess Grace Award Winner and a Certified Life Coach. She is thrilled to be returning to ADF in 2024!
Classes: Ballet & Modern Technique
Photo by Mark Mann