Events Manager, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Tap, Pre-pointe
Elayna Sitzman is a dancer, actor, and trained vocalist who is passionate about telling stories of the human experience and performing generously for her audiences. Sitzman began her dance training at Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory under the direction of Christa Anderson. Sitzman later studied at Hope College in Holland, Michigan where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Spanish, with Summa Cum Laude honors. At Hope College, she was a company member of StrikeTime Dance Theater and H2 Dance Co., as well as the director of the Ballet Movement Lab for three years. During her undergraduate studies, Sitzman trained under Sharon Wong, Matthew Farmer, and Tracy Dunbar, among others. At Hope College, Sitzman also trained in acting with Daina Robins and Richard Perez, as well as vocals with Dr. Jung Woo Kim.
In her post-graduate work, Sitzman has danced with Collide Theatrical Dance Company under the direction of Regina Peluso. Beginning as an apprentice dancer, she graduated to an ensemble company position and has performed works by Peluso, Heather Brockman, and others. Sitzman is also the events manager and an instructor at Creo Arts and Dance Conservatory, teaching a variety of genres including jazz, ballet, and modern.