LIZ WILLIAMS – ARIAL ARTIST
A triple threat plus one: Liz Williams is a quadruple threat. She dances, she acts, she sings and most importantly, she thrills the audience flying and floating through the air with her dynamic aerial skills. Blending her years of dance and theater training with her self-taught aerial circus training, she will take you on an emotional journey. Her liquid delicacy is juxtaposed with her dynamic strength. She will surprise and mesmerize you at every turn.
A native Floridian, she began her dance training the PCCA Performing Arts high school. Moving to New York, she continued training at the State University of New York Conservatory of Dance, Purchase, NY, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her studies included ballet, contemporary/modern dance, choreography, improvisation, music, singing, acting, yoga, and anatomy. Remaining in New York City following graduation, she danced for various choreographers including David Grenke, Rebecca Hilton and Howard Katz. She also studied ballet intensively with Janet Panetta.
Through a strange and unexpected opportunity, Liz found herself on a 90 ft sailing barge, learning aerial tissue/silks and touring the eastern United States with the Caravan Stage Company. During this time she fell in love with circus arts and, determined to learn more, moved to Berlin, Germany, where she continues to work and develop as an aerial artist.
Since then she has performed in the all the major german variety theatres, countless corporate events and many weird and wonderful shows, including musical and dance theater. Liz brings grace, power, and drama to the stage. Her innovative work integrates the worlds of dance, theater, and media with the world of contemporary circus.