A native to the Midwest, E’lise spent a majority of her life along the shores of Lake Michigan. E’lise Marie Jumes holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance and Choreography from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. During her time in Milwaukee, WI she had the pleasure of working with Simone Ferro, Elizabeth Johnson, Luc Vanier, Rebecca Stenn, Mindy Meyers, Maria Gillespie and Dani Kuepper. In 2013, E'lise was the recipient of the Wisconsin Dance Council Scholarship Award and participated in the community as a dance educator, performer, choreographer and an activist for the LBGTQ+ community. Her post-undergraduate career brought her all over the world, attending multiple Gaga Intensives in NYC and Israel while learning from members of Batsheva, under the guidance of Ohad Naharin.  After arriving back into the states, she continued to perform and produce work in Chicago, IL until her most recent decision to pursue a graduate degree in dance. E'lise now calls Salt Lake City, Utah her home while she pursues her MFA in Modern Dance with a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. In May of 2018 her research led her to California where she was fortunate enough to attend a voice workshop with Meredith Monk. Now being back in Salt Lake City, she is in her second year of graduate school and is currently working under the mentorship of Molly Heller, Eric Handman, Stephen Koester, Satu Hummasti, Daniel Clifton, Ellen Bromberg and Michael Wall.

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