Elisha Byerly, a dance graduate from the University of South Florida, has been teaching dance to students in Manatee and Sarasota counties for over a decade. Her love for dance and choreography started as a young child, and in high school, she began dancing with a Florida based dance/theatre company. She has performed across the US and internationally, and while pursuing her BA in Dance Studies from USF, she directed a dance/theatre company for students. Byerly is currently dancing with Sarasota Contemporary Dance, is a substitute dance teacher for Manatee County, and teaches at New College of Florida, and two local dance studios. Byerly has been teaching dance at Woodland Fine Arts Academy since 2015, and absolutely loves working with the wonderful students at WFA.