Eliza Larson is the author of Terpsichore’s Deck. She is an independent artist and writer based in Portland, Oregon. She holds an MFA in performance and choreography from Smith College where she was a Gretchen Moran Teaching Fellow in the Five College Dance Department. Eliza's primary research on gender in dance has been presented at several conferences around the country and has been published in the 2017 volume "Dance and Gender," edited by Doug Risner and Wendy Oliver. Her writing also appears in DanceUSA, Kinebago, the Journal of Dance Education, and Contact Quarterly, a journal devoted to performance and improvisation. 

Eliza is an independent choreographer and creates work as Fault Line Dance. She also co-directs the Mountain Empire Performance Collective, a long-distance dance company. She currently dances with Tahni Holt and is a member of FLOCK. Her choreography has been presented around the country, including at the H Street Theater in Washington, DC; Conduit Dance and the Pacific NW College of Art in Portland, OR; the OK Hotel Gallery and Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, WA; Earthdance in Plainfield, MA; and the Southern VT Dance Festival in Brattleboro, VT.  She has been a CREAP Residency at Ponderosa in Stolzenhagen, Germany, and will be completing a residency at EPDM in Mazatlan, Mexico in 2016. She has taught dance at Smith College and Keene State College, BodyVox, CenterSpace, Conduit Dance Center, and the Southern VT Dance Festival.

For more information about Eliza and her dance work, please visit www.elizalarson.com.