Elizabeth Corbett (Master Choreographer, Ballet Instructor)
Elizabeth Corbett danced with the Joffrey Ballet and the Milwaukee Ballet before moving to Europe. There, she became a soloist with William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet and danced there for over a decade in works including Love Songs, Artifact, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Enemy in the Figure, Steptext, Behind the China Dogs and other Forsythe works. Ms. Corbett now teaches ballet, improvisation technologies, and Forsythe repertory internationally.
She was Dance Coordinator for Anne Teresa DeKeersmaeker’s school of contemporary dance, PARTS, in Brussels from 1999 – 2005 and danced in a work created for her by Ms. DeKeesmaeker in a Rosas/Impulstanz production, With/For/By. She has been choreographic assistant to William Forsythe, Ms. De Keersmaeker and for Robert Wilson in productions for the Paris Opera and Rosas. Ms. Corbett has taught classes and workshops for dance companies, festivals and schools around the world including PARTS/Rosas, Impulstanz Vienna, Cullberg Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, University of the Arts Philadelphia, Panetta Movement Center, Dance Platform Istanbul, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and Beijing Dance Academy where she received an honorary professorship.
Elizabeth contributes Forsythe classes to outreach programs in Memphis and was recently awarded a Chairman’s Award locally for her fundraising work providing meals at schools in Kenya. She has been an American Dance Festival faculty member since 2006. She is married to Mark O'Malley of International Paper and they are proud parents to Alessandra and Finn.