Joffrey Ballet: Trainee
Ballet Memphis (2011)
Elizabeth Mensah joined Ballet Memphis after dancing as a trainee with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. With Ballet Memphis, she danced many roles including Reggie Wilson’s I Am A Man, Steven McMahon’s I Am, Julia Adam’s The Second Line, and as the Stepmother in Steven McMahon’s Cinderella. She has performed roles in Petr Zahradníek’s The Hurdle Runner and Night and Day in FedEx City, in Julie Niekrasz’s Corps de Fortitude, and Rafael Ferreras’ Politics. From 2011-12, she was a part of the company’s Connections: Kids outreach program. In 2012, she was a dancer/mentor in the Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute in New Orleans, as well as a recipient of a 2012 Emerging Artist Grant from the Jeniam Foundation. Mensah studied at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City on full-merit scholarship and in the trainee program at the Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago. Mensah is a certified STOTT PILATES® instructor with the Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis. She is from Chicago.
Elizabeth Mensah, Ballet Memphis (page no longer active)