Elisa Clark is an award-winning artist and educator from the Washington, D.C., area who trained at the Maryland Youth Ballet prior to receiving a B.F.A. from the Juilliard School under Benjamin Harkarvy. She was a founding member of Robert Battle’s Battleworks Dance Company, where she also served as company manager. Additionally, she was a featured member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and Mark Morris Dance Group. She has also performed with Nederlands Dans Theater and the Metropolitan Opera in works by Jiří Kylián and Crystal Pite, respectively.
Since 2002, Clark has been Battle's assistant and is responsible for restaging his work. She has held residencies and adjunct positions at the Ailey School/Fordham University, Alabama School of Fine Arts, Brown University, George Mason University, and Jacob’s Pillow, among others, and is currently on the faculty at the University of the Arts, MOVE (NYC), and the American Dance Festival. In addition, she is a guest teacher and lectures nationwide.
Clark is a 2008 Princess Grace Award winner and a certified life coach. She frequently leads seminars, empowering artists to navigate their respective fields.