photo courtesy of Elizabeth Rancourt-Smith

Elizabeth Rancourt-Smith - Tap Instructor

 

Elizabeth Rancourt-Smith ("Miss Liz") began her training at Terri's School of Dance (now TNT Dance Studio) in Waterville, Maine under the instruction of Terri Glidden. She began demonstrating and assisting at age 9, and was a member of their competition team, competing both regionally and nationally. She was a team soloist and was nominated as a DanceAmerica Dancer of the Year titles 3 times in the genres of Tap and Lyrical. She won numerous special accolades, including Best Emotional Execution and Best Presentation. In 2002, she had the opportunity to dance with the other DOTY nominees at Walt Disney World in Orland, FL at the Magic Kingdom in a showcase tribulation to 9/11. She attended Emerson College in Boston and was a member of the ECDance Team which performed at the Basketball Hall of Fame. While in Boston, she studied at Jeanette Neil Dance Studio and regularly traveled to NYC to study at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. She taught tap, hip-hop, and children's classes for Joanne Langione Dance Center, Leventhal-Sidman Community Center, and On the Barre Dance Studio. She returned to Maine to accept a position at TNT Dance Studio in Fairfield in 2006, and also taught for Bradley's School of Dance in Skowhegan, Bridget's School of  Dance in Bethel, and more recently, Studio 48 in Brunswick. She served as co-director, Principal Dancer, and founding member of Resurgence Dance Company before welcoming her son, Nate. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and has completed dance teacher training programs with MusicWorks. You may recognize her as the manager of Starbucks Topsham, and she resides in South Freeport with her son and her husband Scott. She is thrilled to bring some new rhythm to The Moving Company and to share her love of tap!