Elizabeth Roxas was a member of the World renown Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for 13 years. During that time she performed numerous principal roles and was a stand out not only for her powerful dancing but for lush mane of hair (she wiped her hair back and forth!). Now at the age of 52 she is teaches around the world, works closely with Anna Deveare Smith as movement coach, and just this past January she returned to the stage to celebrate the illustrious career of Judith Jamison as she stepped down from the role of Artistic Director of the Ailey Company.
In this 4 part series “Liz” speaks with me about how she began dancing, her body issues, how she continued dancing after a horrible career threatening injury and life (and her body) after the curtain went down.
She is delightful, honest and engaging. She speaks with such candor and wisdom about her experiences and the work that was and is required to obtain and maintain her career– this is truly a master class!!!