Co-Founder, Adult Ballet
Elliot began his dance training as an adult at the Ballet School of Chapel Hill under M’Liss Dorrance and Jennifer Potts. He studied ballet with Ms. Dorrance, and Ms. Potts for the next 25 years and owes his interest and fascination with dance kinesiology and its practical applications to the late Carol Richard. Elliot founded the school with partner Michael Barriskill with the hopes of using dance education to enhance the quality of his student’s lives not only through the more common external rewards of dance but also of the more elusive inner experience. Elliot was one of the co-founders of Barriskill Dance Theatre School and retired in the summer of 2017.