ELIZABETH GRAYBEAL

My name is Elizabeth (Shultz) Graybeal. Dancing is my life, my true passion. I believe art is the most expressive way a person justifies themselves and I truly think putting everything you have into a dance piece is an amazing way to express this art-form.

I have been dancing since I was 3 and I started out at the Patricia Krus School of Dance. As a dancer for more than 20 years I have received many awards through the years including platinum’s, special judges awards and even a national title. I started my Dance Choreographer career right after my personal dance career ended, I never missed a beat. I knew I wanted to teach at my home studio because I had learned more than just how to dance. I learned the vocabulary, the correct positions and placements. I learned how to properly be trained to be disciplined and strong. I learned confidence and I learned fears can be met and demolished, and I knew I wanted to be that person I had learned all that from.

I started working with children when I was just 14 years old teaching swim lessons. I continued on to teach outdoor activities including kayaking, archery, survival skills and many more. When I began teaching young ones and youth to dance it was so natural. Teaching something I’ve loved my whole life to children I’ve worked with for many years, was simple. I cannot explain my joy and love to instill such an amazing passion to another person.

When I’m not at the studio I am with my family. I have two wonderful sons, one who will be seven in august (who is excited to be dancing with me!), and my other son turned one in January! I have 4 brothers and a younger sister and when we are all together its nothing but a good time full of love and laughs. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband in my life who supports me through everything! We reside here in Garrett with our two dogs and kitty! I am beyond grateful for my mother and father, I am truly grateful to have such amazing people in my life to help me through this all.

I cannot wait to begin another amazing dance season continuing on with the mission of keeping class in dance. Thank you so much for everything.

The Owner of Ellie Paige Dance Academy