Elle Pierman Academy Faculty

Elle Pierman

Student Division: Jazz

Elle Pierman began dancing at age three, and has danced off and on since. Her dance background includes tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, musical theater, and hip-hop. In undergrad at Ohio State, she was in Stylez Dance Group, one of OSU’s competitive hip-hop teams. She received her Master’s Degree in Arts Policy and Administration in 2016, and is pursuing a PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy at OSU, focusing on socio-emotional and cognitive effects of dance on children with disabilities. This is Elle’s eighth year with BalletMet, and she is grateful to share the joys of dancing with her students.

I teach because I believe dance is such a valuable form of expression and I want to share it with as many people as I can. I want my students to be able to escape their comfort zones, take risks, and grow in a safe and fun environment.