New Associate Principal for the Shoreline Studio Guilford announced
New Haven Ballet is thrilled to announce the appointment of Elizabeth McMillan as our new Associate Principal for the Shoreline Studio Guilford.
McMillan began her ballet training at the age of nine with the Alabama Dance Theater in Montgomery. As a scholarship student she attended summer workshops with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, Houston Ballet, and Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, Miss.
At the age of thirteen, she was accepted into Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy in the Pre-Professional Division and later was accepted at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After two years McMillan was promoted to the Professional Division of the Stevenson Academy and placed on a full merit scholarship.
In 2000, she joined Ballet Magnificat, touring nationally and internationally with the main company for seven years. In 2006, she accepted a position as Adjunct Professor of Dance at Belhaven University; two years later she was promoted to the full-time faculty position of Specialty Instructor of Dance. Most recently Betsy served on the faculty of the Ben Stevenson Academy and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and as Ballet Mistress for both Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston.
McMillan joins New Haven Ballet for the 2011-2012 school year with her husband, William, as he settles into New Haven for his PhD in Sociology at Yale.