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ELIZABETH MENSAH joined Ballet Memphis after dancing as a
trainee with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. This is her third season as a full Company
member following two as a trainee. With Ballet Memphis, she has danced many
roles including Reggie Wilson’s I Am A
Man, Steven McMahon’s I Am, Julia
Adam’s The Second Line and as the
Stepmother in Steven McMahon’s Cinderella.
She has performed roles in Petr Zahradníček’s The Hurdle
Runner and Night and Day in FedEx
City, in Julie Niekrasz’s Corps de
Fortitude, and Rafael Ferreras’ Politics.
From 2011-12, she was a part of the Company’s Connections: Kids outreach program. In 2012, she was a
dancer/mentor in the Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute in New
Orleans, as well as a recipient of a 2012 Emerging Artist Grant from the Jeniam
Foundation. Elizabeth studied at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City on
full-merit scholarship and in the trainee program at the Joffrey Academy of
Dance in Chicago. Elizabeth is a certified STOTT PILATES® instructor with the
Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis. She is from Chicago.
Sponsors; Kathy and J.W. Gibson; Louis D. Hamric