Artistic Director Elizabeth Hawkins studied under both International Dance founder, soloist, and ballerina Christina Heimlich and former Artistic Director Lisa Flipy for 10 years as an elite Christina Heimlich Dancer. She continued her career at Shenandoah University where she triple majored in dancing, singing, and acting under the tutelage of Roby Schroth and Pamela Saxon.
Mrs. Hawkins has 20+ years of experience in teaching drama and singing as well as directing Easter Pageants and Youth Choir Productions at Immanuel Bible Church. She rejoined International Dance in 2012 as a dance teacher and later became the owner and Artistic Director. “Ms. Elizabeth,” as her students call her, is an accomplished director, choreographer, and seamstress. Her love of dance, choreography, music, and teaching shows in everything she does. She is very excited to begin her work inspiring students at Drama Joy!