Liz holds a B.F.A. in Ballet performance from The University of the Arts where she was awarded a four year Promising Artist Scholarship. Originally from New Jersey, Liz has trained at numerous prestigious ballet schools in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania including Joffrey Ballet School and private instruction from Ekaterina Strelnikova. She has performed professionally with Shore Ballet Company, Performing Arts Ensemble of New Jersey and Portland Ballet from 2007-2012. Her dance repertory includes Swan Lake, Coppelia, Raymonda, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Portland Dances!, Capriccio, Dance for the Cure, Best of Broadway, Requiem and The legend of Sleepy Hollow. Mrs. Avantaggio’s teaching credits include South Jersey Performing Arts Group, Westchester Dance Academy, Atlantic Ballet Company, Scarborough Dance Center, Portland Ballet and Studio for the Living Arts Dance Complex.