Originally from Overland Park, KS, Elizabeth (Ellie) Abbick began her dance training at Legacy School of the Arts. She continued her education at Butler University on the Presidential Scholarship, performing soloist roles in works such as Gerald Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi, Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera, and George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, as well as Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. She graduated magna cum laude in 2018 with a BFA in Dance Performance with highest honors, and a minor in Mathematics.She completed the University Honors Program, writing a thesis discussing the importance of K-12 arts funding. Ellie danced as a trainee and in the Studio Company of Louisville Ballet for three seasons before being joining Louisville Ballet as a Company Artist in 2022. Her favorite performances at Louisville Ballet include dancing Scots Lady in George Balanchine’s Scotch Symphony, Effie in La Sylphide, Dawn in Robert Curran’s Coppélia, Alun Jones’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Liebestraume, Ching Ching Wong’s Grass is Green, Andrea Schermoly’s Rite of Spring, Adam Hougland’s Romeo + Juliet, and The Brown-Forman Nutcracker. Ellie is looking forward to her second season as a Company Artist!