Forever a midwesterner at heart, Liz was born and raised in Michigan. As a kid, she spent many nights with her family seeing shows in downtown Detroit. At four years old, Liz saw her very first production - Beauty and the Beast - and was completely mesmerized by the magic that is, theatre.
Liz got involved in as much as she could from that point forward, learning how to play viola and singing in chorus. Liz remembers singing along to Mariah Carey and Leanne Rimes hits on family road trips, but her first live performance was at a middle school choir concert.
In high school, Liz began to study voice and acting privately, and joined classes at a local dance studio. Liz was chosen for select vocal and instrumental ensembles, participated in Solo and Ensemble Festivals, and sang with Michigan's All-State Honors Choir. She also performed at churches and senior centers on a regular basis. Liz was cast in her first musicals during her high school years: Cats (Grizabella), Seussical the Musical (Bird Girl), Hair, Tommy, Annie Get Your Gun, and Fiddler on the Roof. Before her senior year, Liz was accepted into Boston Conservatory of Music's Vocal Institute Program for a summer intensive, which sparked her interest in Boston area schools and influenced her decision to attend Boston University.
At BU, Liz majored in Psychology and minored in Music and Speech Pathology. She studied private voice and performed in numerous shows outside of her required coursework, including Merry We Roll Along with the BU School of Theatre. She spent two summers in NYC, studying at Manhattan School of Music's Professional Musical Theatre Workshop, Marymount Manhattan at the York's Musical Theatre Intensive, and twice at CAP21's Professional Summer Training Program. Liz also applied to BU's study abroad program and spent a summer in Dublin, Ireland working in arts administration at a small theatre company.
Post graduation, Liz moved to NYC to pursue theatre professionally and intern in marketing at Primary Stages. She then applied to Brooklyn College's MFA Program in Performing Arts Management. She was accepted as one of 8 out of 125 applicants and spent two years working at both BCBC and in residence at The Public Theater. Her graduate studies were invaluable and continue to inform her deep understanding of the industry. While in graduate school, Liz continued to perform as part of the choral ensemble, Essential Voices USA under the direction of Judith Clurman.
Liz has performed in the NYC area and regionally in New Hampshire, Ohio, West Virginia, and Colorado.