Elise has danced professionally with Missouri Contemporary Ballet since 2010. While dancing with MCB she has worked with many well-known choreographers from all over the nation including Joshua Blake Carter, Autumn Eckman, Kameron Saunders, Penny Saunders, Bryn Cohn, John Mark Owen, Christian Denice, Tiger Martina, Lindsey Matheis, and Thang Dao.
She has performed many lead roles in new works as well as featured roles in MCB repertoire including her re-occurring role as Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland. She has toured nationally and internationally with the company and has been fortunate enough to travel to New York City, Newport RI, Oklahoma, and South Korea on tour while participating and performing in many national dance festivals including Spring to Dance, Dance St. Louis, and Island Moving Company’s Summer Dance Festival. Elise has performed as a guest artist with Dance Grosse Ile, Springfield Ballet. and The Schaumburg Ballet in Chicago. Elise is also a certified Pilates instructor and teaches various classes in mat and reformer Pilates around the central Missouri area. Elise was voted Columbia’s Silver Best Pilates Instructor for “Inside Columbia” in 2019. Elise is very excited to be entering her 12th season with Missouri Contemporary Ballet.