Liza Piccoli is very excited to rejoin the PDT team this year! Liza is studying at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Liza just returned from a summer performing in the resident company of Music Theatre Wichita, a professional company that puts on 5 shows over the course of two and a half months in the summer. She is now returning to us as an Equity Membership Candidate and is continuing to work for her Equity card.
She has spent the last 17 years furthering her dance education in many different styles, specializing in lyrical, tap, hip hop, and ballet. She was a 6 time regional outstanding dancer at NYCDA and placed 4th nationally at Adrenaline 2011. Liza has had the opportunity to work personally with famous dancers and choreographers such as Nick Palmquist, Peggy Hickey, Al Blackstone, Joey Dowling, Suzi Taylor, Joe Lanteri, Andy Pellick, Brooke Pierotti, and many more. She also worked privately for 3 years on competitive solos with “Tap Dogs” own Donovan Helma. She spent a summer studying with the Rockettes in NYC and studied ballet at The Rock in Pennsylvania.
Along with dancing and performing, Liza specializes in choreography. She has choreographed many musicals and cabaret-style productions at UNL and LSW. She was awarded the Young Artist Award for dance in 2014 for a solo she choreographed for herself as well. Liza is so excited to share her passion for another year and to help her students grow and “get after it!”