Elizabeth Cozad, Dance Camp Director
It's rare to find a person who possesses the unique combination of a lifetime of dance training, a deep dance performance resume, years of experience teaching dancers of all levels, and a passion for and background in summer camp leadership. Our Dance Camp Director, Liz Cozad, has it all and more!
An Ohio native, Liz earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from Wright State University, where she danced with the WSU Dance Ensemble. Trained in styles ranging from classical ballet to hip hop, Liz has worked as a dancer, instructor and choreographer for more than two decades. She has studied and worked behind the scenes with highly regarded dance companies including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Dayton Ballet and the Moscow Ballet. As Director of Instruction at Lyn's Academy of Dance, Liz choreographs for the academy's competition teams, winning regional awards for her work. She is also ballet and modern dance instructor at Ohio Northern University, where she has performed with and choreographed for the ONU Dance Ensemble, earning recognition for her work from the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs.
A passionate believer in using one's abilities to spread positivity, Liz shares dance with young people outside the studio as well. She has worked for several years with the Drug Enforcement Administration Youth Dance Program, a national initiative sponsored by the DizzyFeet Foundation that promotes drug prevention through the arts. She also collaborates with TeachArts Ohio, bringing dance to local city schools.
If there's one thing Liz knows as much about as dance, it's summer camp. Liz joined the staff of Lake Bryn Mawr Camp in 2001 as director of the dance program. For nearly two decades, she has worked with Bryn Mawr campers and staff members in and out of the dance studio as a key member of the camp leadership team. From planning special events to supervising trips, training staff members and guiding the development of Bryn Mawr Dance Camp, Liz has embraced and experienced every area of camp life and has a unique understanding of what makes a successful camp experience for girls.