1600 W Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67203

(316) 687-5880

Elizabeth Opperman

Elizabeth has been dancing since she was 4.  She grew up in Southern CA, starting her lessons in ballet, tap, & jazz w/ex-vaudevillian, Arlee Higbee.  In her teens, she began training w/Lila Zali, Molly Lynch, & Kathy Kahn at Ballet Pacifica where she danced for many years performing such ballets as “The Nutcracker”, “Les Sylphides”, “Swan Lake”, “Giselle”, “Graduation Ball”, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  Elizabeth also had the privilege of performing professionally w/His Grace Dance Ministry, a Christian Ballet company in CA, for 11 years as well as w/a modern dance company, DanceArt, for 5 years.  She began teaching at 23 at the DeFore Dance Center & BethEL Ballet, among other dance schools.  About 16 years ago, she & her husband moved to CO, had 2 boys, and then moved to KS 9 years ago.  She began teaching again through her sons’ homeschool co-op & had the joy of starting Dance for JESUS Ballet School in May of 2018.  Performing-wise here in KS, Elizabeth had the privilege to do so for a few years with Safira’s World of Dance performing troupe, & also as a soloist for Central Christian Church’s annual Christmas & July 4th productions.

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