Liz earned a Masters degree in Canadian Studies at Carleton University, which led to an interest in Disability Art and Culture and to involvement in Propeller Dance. She has taught outreach workshops for Propeller, assisted with the children’s program, and pioneered the Company’s seniors’ program. She also participates in Propeller’s outreach and education programming, touring schools with fellow Propeller dancers and musicians. In 2012, Liz received the Celebration of People’s Artistic Excellence award, and in 2014, she was selected as one of the artists for Propeller’s Emerging Choreographers program, through which she created the dance piece Spasticus. In 2015, she was awarded an ‘O-Rez’ (a residency at Ottawa Dance Directive), as well as Creation Grant from the City of Ottawa to study Persian Dance with Maria Sabaye. Liz also received a Canada Council creation Grant to further develop Spasticus this year and particularly for this show. Also, as the representative of Propeller Dance’s professional company on the Board of Directors, Liz acts as a liaison between Propeller Dance’s professional company and its Board of Directors.