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Elizabeth Truell

Elizabeth, a native of Columbia, SC, began her ballet training with Debra Bricker at the age of 4. She then studied for one year at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC. After attending a summer course at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, Elizabeth decided to make the move there to continue her training with Marjorie Grundvig, Dennis Marshall, Janet Popeleski and Polyanna Ribiero. While in Pittsburgh, Elizabeth had the privilege of performing in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s productions of The Nutcracker and Coppelia, as well asPBT outreach performances. Elizabeth also spent summers at The Harid Conservatory, Charlotte Ballet Academy and the Chautauqua Institution. Elizabeth was a member of Charlotte Ballet 2 for the 2013/2014 Season.


  • Hometown: Columbia, SC
  • Dancing Since: Age 4
  • Seasons with Charlotte Ballet: 4
  • Favorite local hangout: Not Just Coffee in 7th Street Market is easily the best coffee I’ve ever tasted
  • Favorite physical activity: I love going to Pilates at 8th Street Studio. Laney is the best and really makes me feel my powerhouse!
  • Favorite fairytale: Cinderella because it really shows how being beautiful on the inside makes you beautiful on the outside