Theater Dance Faculty Bio | Eliza Ohman | Steps on Broadway Faculty - Steps on Broadway

Theater Dance

Eliza Ohman
CURRENT CLASSES

Eliza is the US Associate Choreographer for SIX: The Musical and was most recently seen onstage screaming, crying, and being flung 25 ft in the air by a 2,000 lbs puppet in NYT fave, King Kong ... kidding! ... Mr. Brantley was not a fan (pero like, the Chita Rivera Awards were into it, so...). She loves to perform, teach, and irrationally yell at the TV while watching Denver sports teams.

She moved to New York when she was 18 and got her Bachelor of Arts in Media, Culture, and the Arts, however she quickly found her way back to dancing after joining the New York City Ensemble of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She's worked regionally, commercially, as a swing, dance captain, and ensemble girl #5, however some career favorites include "Fosse/Verdon," Hamilton, and dancing outside for Carly Rae Jepsen's "I Really Like You" music video on the coldest recorded day of 2015 (dreams).

In addition to performing, Eliza is incredibly passionate about teaching. She teaches around the country for competitive and recreational studios, dance programs, conventions, and is on faculty at Steps on Broadway and The Joffrey Ballet School. She dreams of playing the guitar well, but even after 30 min of practice every day, she's still terrible. IG: @elizaohman

Class Description:
Eliza's theater class explores how musicality can propel a narrative! Class begins with a full warm-up in center that moves through dynamic jazz/ballet based exercises designed to activate and connect dancers to their breath, core, and spine, allowing the body to warm up from the inside out.

Class combos celebrate the titans of Jazz dance while incorporating a contemporary perspective. Each combo strives to challenge the dancers to let the intention drive the material while actively developing and honing musicality, style, technique, and presence. Music is eclectic and ranges from jazz standards to funk to rock to contemporary pop.

Eliza is an enthusiastic teacher and loves watching dancers find a greater sense of self through their dancing.

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