Eight professional dancers discuss the offstage interested that help them recharge.
ELISA CLARK (Brandywine, MD) received her early training from the Maryland Youth Ballet and earned her B.F.A. from The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy. She was a founding member of Robert Battle’s Battleworks Dance Company from 2001 to 2006, where she also served as company manager. In addition, Ms. Clark was a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, as well as a dancer at the Metropolitan Opera, where she worked with Crystal Pite, among others. She has assisted Mr. Battle on several commissions, including Juba and Love Stories. As a teacher, Ms. Clark has been on faculty at the American Dance Festival, taught numerous master classes throughout the nation and abroad, and worked closely alongside Carolyn Adams. She is a 2008 Princess Grace Award winner. Ms. Clark joined the Company in 2013.