Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Elizabeth Mertz trained with John Landovsky, director of the Hawaii State Ballet. She began her professional career at The Washington Ballet where she danced leading roles in Allegro Brilliante, Concerto Barroco and Serenade, choreographed by George Balanchine, as well as Choo San Goh’s Fives, Momentum and Birds of Paradise.
Mertz won the Bronze Medal at the 1995 Helsinki International Ballet Competition, Junior Division. Mertz then joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company where she danced in John Meehan’s Romanian Dances and His Weeping by Natalie Weir. She joined The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago in 2001 where she danced the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, as well as leading roles in Italian Suite and Kettentanz.
- American Ballet Theatre