Expert: Eliza Ladd

Associate in Teaching Professor - Movement and Dance, FSU / Asolo Conservatory

Eliza Ladd is a performer, director, stage writer, composer, and choreographer from NYC. She is currently Associate Professor of Movement and Dance at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training MFA. Ladd holds a BA in Comparative Religion from Harvard University and an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.

Ladd is available to comment on contemporary theater practices, interdisciplinary devised theater, making art in the pandemic, crossroads of social issues and theater/dance-making process, interconnections between play, creative practice, social transformation and justice, contemplative arts, women in the performing arts and actor training and spiritual practice.

Gravity and Levity Observer article April 30, 2021

Panel Presentations at ATHE (Association of Theater in Higher Education)

ATHE 2021:

*Re-Evaluating Teaching Theatre – What Still Holds True in a Pandemic?

This panel investigates the potential benefits and discoveries of instructing and creating theatre in online, hybrid, and modified forms amidst Covid-19.

ATHE 2020:

*Human Beings in Motion: Presence, Connection and Communion  and

*Tools for Creating Site Specific Theater: A Dialogue with Space and Substance

ATHE 2019:

*Cultivating Wellness in the Classroom: Working with the Fluctuating Transitional Nature in Student Mental Health – This workshop explores the physical practices of Barbara Dilley as a means to address the rising levels of stress and anxiety amongst students

*Exploring, Creating, Representing: The Diverse Performing Body –A workshop for performers and movement teachers to explore approaches to binary and non-binary gendered movement in live performance

ATHE 2018

*Millennial Panel: The Way of the Dinosaurs and Why People Love it — The Transformative Process of Movement Theater:  How play and exploration liberate us from minimized linear screen-based engagement and cultivate a multi-dimensional embodied presence willing to risk and feel.  

Contact Information

Phone: 917-617-8865