Elizabeth Walker '02

Liz Walker balanced her dual interests: a life in the arts and serious academic pursuits. Landing a job with the newly forming Los Angeles Ballet, she deferred her acceptance to Harvard to dance in the company’s inaugural season.

Taking leave from the company, she became a full-time student and danced with the Harvard Ballet, and took one more break to dance with the LA Ballet before completing her degree. Now in mid-career, she is a soloist with the LA Ballet and collaborates with other companies.
Ever moving forward, Liz has an eye on her role in promoting ballet to a wider audience and bringing it back into the mainstream. 

“Follow what interests you, and pay attention to whatever it is that you’re willing to work a little harder at.”

Awards and Achievements
Studied at American Ballet Theatre’s elite Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School during high school
Selected to become a member of the Los Angeles
Ballet’s innaugural company at age 18
Received the Suzanne Farrell Dance Award recognizing “a Harvard undergraduate who has demonstrated
outstanding artistry in the field of dance” in 2011

Grace Church School ‘02
Greenwich Academy ‘06
Harvard ‘11
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