Elizabeth Rose Zwierzynski (EdM, BFA) is the founding dance educator at the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Trenton Central High School, a Title I school, in New Jersey. Within her district, she serves as a curriculum writer, professional development leader, mentor teacher, and a dance education advocate on Trenton’s Community Arts Team in partnership with the Kennedy Center's Ensuring Arts For Any Given Child. Elizabeth holds an EdM in Dance Education and a BFA in Dance from Rutgers University, where she served as a part time lecturer (2018-2020). She was awarded the New Jersey Department of Education's Distinguished Student Teacher Award and the ABT® Project Plié Teacher Training Scholarship. Elizabeth leads professional development workshops as a Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Facilitator.