Meet Elizabeth Harrison
Elizabeth began her dance training at the age of eight. Liz credits Caroline for her falling in love with dance. Elizabeth has studied ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, modern, hip-hop, and musical theater. Elizabeth has studied Cecchetti Syllabus' under the tutelage of Caroline Beaty. Liz has also been a competitive dancer for years, receiving platinum plus, overall high scores,as well as scholarships and special Judges Awards. This is Elizabeth's second year teaching Ballet and Jazz. Elizabeth has also taught and choreographed for the REDC Mini Competition Team.
Elizabeth currently homeschools, which allows her time to train and travel in addition to her local training. She currently trains at Reality Dance Studio. She continues to train in Dance and Entertainment with Intensives, Workshops and Master Classes in NYC as well as with Private Coaching with Professional Dance Instructors. In addition, she has attended, Broadway Dancer Center, MIM Workshops, DANY Studios, as well as others. She has had the privilege to train with many professional dancers, including Enrique Brown, Shannon Rodriguez of the Rochester City Ballet, Justine Morrill, Michael Susteen, Anthony Raimondi of West Side Story, Brandon Leffler (currently in Broadway's Wicked), Ida Saki (feathered on SYTYCD Season 7), Melissa Ramos-Lopez (currently dancing with Brooklyn's Nets Dance Team), Stephen Satterfield, Joan Anderson, and Miranda Weese of NYC Ballet, Emma Gasset of “Gypsy of the Year” & MUNY. Liz has also recently attended a Modern Intensive with NACRE Dance Company and guest teachers from NYC. Elizabeth has attended seminars and workshops by many incredible professionals in NYC on career, theater and dance. She also participated in Master Classes with Chevalier Ballet Company of SLK from NYC under the direction of Sara Knight.
Liz has been very lucky to have 3 very special people in her dance life that goes the extra mile with training, mentors and helps in so many ways, Caroline Beaty, Anthony Raimondi and Shannon Rodriguez.
Elizabeth has participated in many Boo To You and Nutcracker Shows, with many parts including Reed-flute Soloist, Snow Queen and Clara, among many others.
She has been accepted by audition into the following prestigious summer intensives: SLK Ballet, Ellison Ballet, Saratoga School of the Arts, American Ballet Theater (ABT) and attended Joffrey Ballet School NYC and American Academy of Ballet.
Elizabeth has worked on projects in Print, Commercial and Film. Some of her credits include the film, Fado' as well as auditioned for many other projects. She has been signed by a modeling and acting talent agency. Elizabeth had also been represented by a talent manager.
Elizabeth has trained in Voice, Music Theory, Choir and Acting through the Glens Falls Music Studio, Stephanie Schneider and Carol Anne Sussdorff. Elizabeth also performed in many talent shows at SMSA and Hyde Museum.
Elizabeth will graduate in 2019. She hopes to attend either a Liberal Arts College or attend a Professional Training Program while going to college. One of Elizabeth's hopes is to join a Dance Company in the future.
When she is not dancing, she is spending time with her family, friends and church family. She enjoys spending time boating on Lake George, going out to eat, cooking, baking and time with her Westies.
Meet Emily Erdman
Emily began her dance training at the age of five. She started training with Caroline Beaty when she was eight. Caroline continued to foster Emily’s love of ballet and encouraging her to try other styles of dance. Emily has studied ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, and tap. Emily has studied and has taken student exams for Cecchetti grades I-V receiving high marks. Emily was on the competition team for Reality Dance Studio for two years before she graduating. This gave her the opportunity to not only dance competitively, but also to perform for her community at local sporting events and Boo to You. During Emily’s time as a student at Reality Dance Studio she participated in the Nutcracker performing various roles from Reed Flute Soloist, to Dew Drop, to Clara.
Emily was first given the chance to teach her senior year and she fell in love with being able to share her love of dance with the next generation. After graduating high school she went away to college at Bridgewater State University to study history.
After a year there Emily decided it was a positive decision for her to return home transferring to SUNY Empire State University. This was a very rewarding choice as she was not only able to be closer to her family, but was able to start teaching again.
Emily finds each year more rewarding than the last as she is able to learn new ways to teach, she is met with new challenges, and is able to hopefully instill a love for dance in each new class. This is Emily’s fourth year teaching at Reality Dance Studio.
Emily is planning on finishing college in the next couple of years and is hoping to receive her bachelor's in early childhood education. She is hoping to teach either second or third grade and plans to continue teaching at the studio. When she is not working, Emily enjoys spending time with her mom, shopping, and reading.