Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Elizabeth Johnson is a choreographer, dancer, and educator with a particular focus on youth and embodied learning. She graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Dance and a minor in Theatre, has studied at London Contemporary Dance School and has taught at Arizona State University. Her work with young people has been featured across the country and internationally. Her choreographic work is driven by athleticism, physiology, and the desire to connect movement with meaning. Recently, Elizabeth led 4000 students at James Madison University in a “DNA Dance” as part of their freshmen orientation, delved into the complexities of cellular respiration with dance students, and collaboratively developed the multi-media exhibit “Cells: The Universe Inside Us” at the Maryland Science Center. She thanks her collaborators at Wesleyan for making their passion about science contagious.