VDA Artist Profile #39

Elizabeth Kurylo

Elizabeth was born and raised in France. She danced professionally in France and Europe before moving to New York City where she studied Merce Cunningham technique. She danced with the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble in Hanover, NH, and with What’s Written Within in Edgartown, MA. She choreographed work with the latter with productions at Built-on-Stilts and at the Hebrew Center. She also collaborated with artists from the Yard for her piece "What's the Matter with You".  She was one of the choreographers selected for the Vermont Dance Alliance Gala in 2019 and 2020. Last spring, she collaborated with performing artist, Marie Fourcaut, for her choreography "Farewell" and with Carla Kimball, videographer, for the film "Covid, A Poem and A Rope". She is trained in baroque dance and many of her choreographed pieces borrow from this style.

Elizabeth is the founder and director of The Junction Dance Festival, Inc. She has a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a MS in Clinical Investigation from MGH School of Health Professions.