Liz Mulkey is an independent choreographer, dancer, actress, and movement teacher. She is Los Angeles born and raised, was a bicoastal artist for sometime and now settled in Biddeford Maine. Her work investigates how stories and roles become physicalized in the body, acting as imprisonment or catalysts to the spirit and how we navigate those varying terrains. She hopes her work will inspire others to get physical when words fail. Liz presents her original choreography as live performance, film, and photography. Her work has been performed and screened nationally in classic and atypical venues:art galleries, community art-walks, pop-up shows, beaches, parks, shopping centers and theaters. She’s currently performing with SubCircle. For a decade, she acted as part-time Faculty at the Dance Department of Loyola Marymount University teaching pilates, yoga, Laban Movement Analysis, Improvisation, and Introduction To Choreography . Liz has now gratefully joined the teaching faculty at Casco Bay Movers.
Liz's films have been screened at En Route Maine, 92ndY Mobile Film Fest 2019 (NYC), Golden College West Gallery (CA), and Absurd Film Festival (Semi-finalist) (Italy), and 48 hour Film Festival Mike Esperanza (1st Runner-Up) (NYC). She collaborated with Hollywood director Heather Cappiello to create Break Glass, a site-specific dance and film.
Liz's presented site-specific pieces at Platform Culver City and The Stockstill Space in Los Angeles California and at Engine Arts with JoAnna Medhel Shaw and Heather Lyons in Biddeford, Maine. Her collaborative performances were at Movement Research (NYC), the Strub Theatre Loyola Marymount University, High Voltage and Max10 at the Electric Lodge, a Self produced Pop-up Show at Muscle Beach Venice (CA), and solo works at Green Street Studios (Boston, MA), The Living Room (Portland, ME). Her first evening length show was presented at the Tank Theater (NYC) after winning XYZ NYC.
She has danced Highways Performance Space and Dance Camera West outdoor live performances. She has danced for Highline Arts NYC with Alexandra Pirici and for Summer Dance in Brooklyn Prospect Park with sculptor Fitzhugh Karol and choreographer Molly Hess.
Liz teaches Improv, Choreography, Pilates, Yoga and Body Biomechanics. She received her B.A in Dance/DanceScience at Loyola Marymount University. She has had the honor of teaching dance at: her alma mater, Lion’s Jaw Performance + Dance Festival, Green Street Studios, Brooklyn Summer Street Fest, and The Moving Joint, Collective Motion, an artist practice and sustainability workshop with the The Living Room, and currently at Casco Bay Movers as well as online dance practices and wellness classes. Lizzy loves the dance community and constantly appreciates the way it helps people interact with the world in an embodied, beautifully euphoric fashion.