Dance Faculty

Elisa Clark

Elisa Clark headshot

Photo by Andrew Eccles


Elisa Clark is an award winning artist, educator, and administrator from the Washington, DC, area, who trained at the Maryland Youth Ballet before receiving a BFA from The Juilliard School under Benjamin Harkarvy. Ms. Clark was a founding member of Robert Battle’s Battleworks Dance Company, where she also served as Company Manager. Additionally, she was a featured member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and Mark Morris Dance Group, and she performed with Nederlands Dans Theater and The Metropolitan Opera in works by Jirí Kylián and Crystal Pite, respectively. As an educator, she has held residencies and faculty positions at the Ailey School/Fordham University, Alabama School of Fine Arts, American Dance Festival, Brown University, George Mason University, Indiana University, Jacob’s Pillow, Marymount Manhattan College, MOVE (NYC), University of North Carolina School of the Arts, New World School of the Arts and is currently on faculty at the University of the Arts and Princeton University. As a répétiteur and rehearsal director, Ms. Clark frequently re-stages the works of Robert Battle and Mark Morris. Ms. Clark is a Princess Grace Award Winner and a Certified Life Coach, often leading seminars, empowering artists to navigate their respective field. She is also most recently touring alongside Monica Bill Barnes with Monica Bill Barnes & Company in Happy Hour.