Lizzie Leopold is a dance scholar and choreographer, currently a PhD candidate at Northwestern University studying intersections of dance and economics. She also holds an MA in Performance Studies from New York University. Lizzie runs a Chicago-based modern dance company, the Leopold Group, whose members have included UM alums Melissa Bloch (BDA ’06), Jordan Newmark (BFA ’06), Shannyn Hart (BFA ’07) and Amanda Dye (BFA ’08). Lizzie has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and worked as a producer on Broadway. Her dance scholarship is being published by Florida State University Press and Oxford University Press.