“Elizabeth has a quality in her dance that is powerful and magnificent, while also being tender and fragile.”
Anonymous, Cincinnati performance 2009
As a graduate of Alfred University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and minor in dance, Elizabeth is now pursuing a life as a dancer and yoga instructor. With twenty-three years of experience, she has explored many styles such as modern, ballet, hip hop, butoh, and African dance. Bellydance has been an area of focus in most recent years. Fusing traditional middle eastern dance movements with modern sensibilities, as well as drawing from her training in art, Elizabeth has a unique brand of bellydance. As she accesses this sensual art form with sophistication and class, she has been described as playful, elegant, graceful, powerful, and passionate. Elizabeth enjoys the duplicity of dance; how the nature of this work is ephemeral and yet the pursuit of it simultaneously deepens the traditions of dance.
She has taught at the Starwood Festival and performed at Webster Hall NYC, the N.Y, M.D, G.A, and C.T Renaissanace Festivals, Spoutwood Fairy Festival, Festival of Legends, Wicked Faire, RenCon, Steampunk Worlds Fair, and Alex Grey's CoSM. Currently she is dancing with Boom Boom Shake, as well as touring with drum and bagpipe sensation Cu Dubh. Elizabeth is grateful for her dance education from The American Dance Festival, Chase Angier and Robert Bingham at Alfred University, Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Zafira Dance Co., Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, Ashara and the various other amazing insttructors that she has had in her training. She likes to keep it classy and sassy and shake it ancient!!
“The towering Big Apple dancer showed a lot of seasoned poise and grace for a soloist, dressed in Indigo gothic white for her tribal fusion dance with an angel's touch. Slow, fluid and trance worthy, Elizabeth gave reason to believe that tribal fusion bellydance in the Big Apple is ready to turn the page past its initial exodus and approach a public next chapter of entertainers for the future.”
Brandon, Raqs America 2009
rare footage from Boom Boom Shake and Liron Peled : )
Performance by Boom Boom Shake at the 2010 Midsummer Night of Music and Dance Boom Boom Shake is Shane Chikeles, Sarah Jezebel, and Elizabeth Muise Song: "Through the Madness" by Boom Boom Shake Videography by Arthur Mitchel Video Editing by Elizabeth Muise
Sarah Jezebel and Elizabeth Muise perform to "Faithful" by Raquy and the Cavemen at the Midwinter Haffla 2011!
Elizabeth Muise Performs at the Midwinter Hafla 2011
Elizabeth Muise and Shane Chikeles newest version of the drum duet!
Elizabeth Muise dances and shane plays dumbek with the Gyspy Nomads at Rencon 2010