Elizabeth Johnson, BFA (George Mason University), MFA (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is a performer, choreographer, educator, Laban Movement Analyst, Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique (M.AmSAT), and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200). As an embodied academic, her research seeks to integrate somatic, developmental, and feminist perspectives into her dance teaching/pedagogies and creative work. Her written research is often spurred by her intense experience at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she trained in classical ballet with Balanchine ballerina Melissa Hayden. Her contemporary dance company, Your Mother Dances, has featured her choreography as well as produced national and regional guest artists; her choreography has been seen in New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and beyond. Johnson teaches and presents workshops nationally and internationally and continues to invest in her ongoing studies, currently in Dr. Martha Eddy’s Dynamic Embodiment-Somatic Movement Therapy Training. She has served on Dance faculties at the University of Illinois, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University North Carolina-Greensboro, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Texas Tech University. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida.