Instructor - Ballet
Elisabeth Kurashige received her early training at Ballet Hawaii under artistic director Pamela Taylor-Tongg, where she performed in works by Peter Rockford Espiritu, Minou Lattemand, and Marie Takazawa. In 2013, she graduated with a B.F.A in Dance and a Minor in Psychology at Belhaven University. While at Belhaven, she had the privilege of working with choreographers Ryan Corniston, Randall Flinn, dorrell Martin, Caleb Mitchell, Cynthia Newland, Stephanie Powell, and Laura Morton-Zebert, performing in various pieces, including Donald McKayle's historical work, Songs of the Disinherited. Additionally, she has furthered her training at workshops with Ad Deum Dance Company and Doug Varone and Dancers, as well as at the 2012 American Dance Festival, where she gained practical experience in technical theater as a stagecraft apprentice. Currently she teaches dance at Ballet Hawaii, Prisma Dance, and The Movement Center, and can be seen at community events performing with Convergence Dance Theatre.