• Elizabeth Kanning

    Dancer - Original Cast

    Photo Credit: Christopher Peddecord

    Originally from Seattle, Washington, Elizabeth began studying ballet with Jill Adomaitis before finishing her training at Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She joined the second company of Oregon Ballet Theatre and she had the opportunity to perform with the main company while also performing in OBT2’s outreach shows for the Portland community. Elizabeth has danced professionally with Ballet Austin, Ballet Tucson and Ballet Idaho where she is now a soloist. Over the years she has had the joy of performing soloist roles in Christopher Wheeldon’s Five Movements and Three Repeats; George Balanchine’s Serenade, Walpurgisnacht, Valse Fantasie, Concerto Barocco and Divertimento No. 15; and Thang Dao’s Quiet Imprint. Other highlights include Lar Lubovitch’s Concerto 622, Danielle Rowe’s Chaminade, Joseph Hernandez’s I lost my love and the Pas de Trois, Neopolitan and Little Swans in Swan Lake. Additionally, Elizabeth has enjoyed spending her summers dancing in intensives with NW Dance Project, DanceWorks Chicago and The School at Jacob’s Pillow where she has had the chance to perform works by Ihsan Rustem, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Jennifer Archibald. Most recently, she joined the artists of the National Choreographer’s Initiative to perform new works by Carrie Ruth Trumbo and Kristopher Estes-Brown.

    Photo Credit: Anne Marie Bloodgood

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