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Elisha Byerly,

a Sarasota native, is a dance graduate from the University of South Florida. Her love for dance and choreography started as a young child, and in high school, she began dancing with a Florida based dance/theatre company. She has performed across the US and internationally, and while pursuing her BA in Dance Studies from USF, she directed a dance/theatre company for students. Byerly has taught and choreographed all across Sarasota/Manatee counties, and is currently teaching students at three local dance schools.  This is Byerly's 6th season dancing with SCD, and it is her 1st season as the company's Education Coordinator. She is a wife and mother of two boys, and feels incredibly blessed to be apart of the Sarasota Contemporary Dance family.