McGrath Elizabeth

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Classical Ballet / First Soloist

Born: Miller Place, New York.

Joined in 2001. Promoted to Demi-Soloist in 2006. Promoted to Soloist in 2010.

Elizabeth trained at the Seiskaya Ballet in St. James, New York under the tutelage of Valia Seiskaya and the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. Since joining Ballet West in 2001, Elizabeth’s notable roles have included Odette/Odile in the Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced Swan Lake, Hermia in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream and Russian Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade. She has also performed the role of Hippolyta in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Pas de Trois in Jonas Kåge’s Swan Lake, the third Pas De Deux from Hans Van Manen\\\'s In and Out, the Sugar Plum Fairy in Willam Christensen\\\'s The Nutcracker, the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Act III Pas de Deux from Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote, Peasant Pas De Deux in Kåge’s Giselle and “Autumn Fairy” in Ben Stevenson\\\'s Cinderella. Additional performance credits include John Butler’s Carmina Burana; Antony Tudor’s Echoing of Trumpets and The Leaves are Fading; and Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Concerto Barocco, and Theme and Variations.

A six-time scholarship winner with the Ballet Education and Scholarship Fund, Inc. (BESFI), she was sponsored and competed at age 15 as a finalist in the 8th Concours International de Danse de Paris. Elizabeth earned a Gold Medal from the Youth America Grand Prix in New York in 2001 and garnered the Jeannot B. Cerrone Award at the Harid Conservatory for excellence in performance.

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