Elizabeth Parkinson

Director of Broadway Dance LabSchool of Dance

Elizabeth Parkinson

Elizabeth Parkinson's Broadway and national tour credits include "Movin' Out" (Original Broadway Cast, Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway), "Fosse" (Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Best Featured Actress, FANY Award for Best Broadway Debut), Andrew Lippa’s "The Wild Party" (Pre Broadway workshop), the national tour of the Lincoln Center production of "Carousel," "Singin' In The Rain" (St. Louis MUNY, girl in the green dress), Donald Byrd’s "The Harlem Nutcracker" (Sugar Rum Cherry) and The Joffrey Ballet’s "Billboards," a full length ballet to the music of Prince. She has appeared in numerous commercials and in the films "Every Little Step," "Romance and Cigarettes" and "Stay."

In 2014, Parkinson appeared opposite Bernadette Peters in the City Center/Lincoln Center Jazz production of "A Bed and A Chair," directed by John Doyle. Elizabeth's concert dance credits are extensive including The Joffrey Ballet, Feld Ballets NY, Mark Dendy and Dancers, Peridance Contemporary Company, Donald Byrd/The Group and Twyla Tharp and Dancers. 

Most recently Parkinson was awarded the 2016 and 2017 Kennedy Center College Musical Theatre Festival Award for best choreography for the WCSU productions of "Parade" and "The Drowsey Chaperone."

Parkinson is married to Broadway performer Scott Wise. They live in Sherman, Connecticut, with their son James.