ELISA CLARK is an award-winning artist, educator, and administrator who trained at the Maryland Youth Ballet prior to receiving a B.F.A. from The Juilliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy and with guidance from Carolyn Adams. As a company member, she has been a featured dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Monica Bill Barnes & Co, and has performed with Nederlands Dans Theater and the Metropolitan Opera in works by Jiri Kylian and Crystal Pite respectively, amongst others. She was also a founding member and company manager for Robert Battle’s Battleworks Dance Company and has served as Battle’s artistic assistant for over two decades. As an educator and mentor, she has been on faculty at the School at Jacob’s Pillow, Princeton University, University of the Arts, American Dance Festival, Move NYC, Marymount Manhattan College, and at Bard College in partnership with Gibney Company, to name a few. She is currently on the ballet faculty at the Ailey School, Gibney, the Mark Morris Dance Center, and Steps on Broadway. She teaches company class for the Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Gibney Company, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. She is a répétiteur for both Battle and Morris’ works and Guest Rehearsal Director for Gibney Company. Clark is also a Princess Grace Award Winner and a Certified Life Coach.