Liz grew up in Middlesex, Vermont with three sisters, taking dance classes at a local studio in the capitol city nearby. After graduating high school in 2006 she took two years to dedicate to work and travel before attending a liberal arts college. During this period, she alternated between time spent abroad and living in Vermont where she worked on a large-scale organic vegetable farm, waited tables at an Italian pizzaria, and taught sailing to kids at a summer camp. From the summer of 2006 until the spring of 2007, she lived with a host family in Mossoro, Brazil and volunteered in the computer lab of a school for kids with special needs.  She traveled throughout South Africa during the spring of 2008, then lived in New Orleans until the summertime, helping rebuild houses in the lower mid-city. The absence of dance in her daily routine is one of her only regrets for these exploratory years, yet the experiences throughout 2006-2009 have significantly reshaped her relationship to, and love for movement. 

Liz Freeman is an undergrad student at Beloit College in Wisconsin, where she studies dance technique, performance, kinesiology and choreography.  She and friend Molly Steigerwald, also from Vermont, received a Venture Grant from Beloit to study classical Odissi and Bollywood dance in Mumbai, India during the summer of 2009.  Liz then taught Bollywood dance to middle and high school students of the Beloit community during the summer of 2010.  She worked in New York City as an intern for Movement Research this past summer.

Liz (right) pictured with Ms. Molly Steigerwald.