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Elizabeth Escosa Carter

Elizabeth Escosa Carter

Elizabeth Escosa Carter



614 292-7977

316 Sullivant Hall
1813 N High St
Columbus OH

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  • MFA, The Ohio State University
  • BFA, Southern Methodist University

Ellie Escosa Carter is a dance teacher, performer, and choreographer who danced professionally with Eisenhower Dance Detroit, BalletMet, and American Repertory Ballet. She graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University and earned her MFA from The Ohio State University, where she was a university fellow and a graduate teaching associate. She has been on the faculty at both the Princeton Ballet School and the Eisenhower Dance Detroit Center for Dance. 

While at OSU, Carter received funding from the Presutti-Madison Memorial Dance Fund and an Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship to support her work. She has taught masterclass series at Wittenberg University, Central Ohio Youth Ballet, Oakland University, and has been a guest artist with The Moving Architects. During her time as a Lecturer at The Ohio State University, Carter has taught ballet, ballet pedagogy, and writing about dance. She is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Kenyon College, where she teaches ballet, modern/postmodern dance movement practice, dance history, and creates work for Kenyon Dance Concerts.

While living abroad, Carter taught for Ballet in Small Spaces in Oxford, England, and served as a guest teacher and rehearsal assistant for Dance Denmark.

As a dancer, a teacher of dance, and a maker of dance, Carter seeks to evoke embodied meaning by exploring her own, as well as her collaborators’/dancers’ physicalities, movement histories, and virtuosity.