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 a series of 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 "Mothers/Daughters".  She was one of the choreographers selected for the Vermont Dance Alliance Gala in 2019 and 2020. She choreographed "Farewell" a solo piece for performing artist, Marie Fourcaut, shown at The Barn in Corinth and the Briggs Opera House, as part of the Junction Dance Festival. With grants from the Vermont Arts Council she produced and directed the films "Covid, A Poem and A Rope" about the making of "Farewell" during the pandemic , and "We Remember", a visual poem evoking the lives of copperminers in Vermont.  She is trained in baroque dance and many of her formal 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. She lives in Corinth, VT with her husband Edward and her dog Manou