Anderson’s perfoming arts career off to whirlwind start

Nathan Steele

Since graduating from Custer High School in 2018, Lizzie Anderson’s star has only been on the rise. In 2022, she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in dance arts  management from Oklahoma City University.
On Aug. 18, she will graduate with her masters of science degree in leadership in creative enterprises from Northwestern University. Since then, Anderson’s career has taken off running, or rather sashaying and pirouetting.
Currently she lives and works in Chicago, where she just finished performing in the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which opened April 28 and ran until May 14.
And it doesn’t stop there. She is also in the middle of rehearsals for Matter Dance Company’s spring performance and gearing up for a summer as the company manager at the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute in Hilton Head Island, S.C. If that’s not enough to impress, she’s also teaching adult tap dance classes, interning at the Joffrey Ballet, working as a grant writer for the Barrington Dance ensemble in Barrington, Ill., and just initiated the Breaking Barriers Dance Project, which will offer dance classes to low-income elementary school students—all while taking a full schedule of classes.
After graduating she is “hoping to continue performing, teaching all styles of dance, as well as working within programming, development, or community engagement for a nonprofit dance company,” she said.

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