Musician ~ DJ ~ Dance Instructor/Performer
Lizzy has been heavily involved with music since she was a very little girl, starting with musicals at various churches and schools, and continuing with all the bands and choirs available to her throughout high school. She’s sang and played with various bands in the South Sound area. You may have seen her singing down by Pike Place Market with the Pike Street Stompers in Seattle, at one of the many swing dances with Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money, Al Forno Ferruzza’s Pizzeria with Tarik Bentlemsani, or at The Royal Lounge (now known as Rhythm & Rye) in Olympia where she has played with the cream of Olympia’s jazz scene: Joe Baque, Steve Luceno, Tommy Russell, and Dave McCrary. Her band, The Rhythm Caravan, plays regularly around the South Sound. In 2005, Lizzy started swing dancing. It was a natural result of her love of the swing era jazz that she played in high school. She loved it so much, she was practicing for 6 to 8 hours a day for three years! In 2006, she decided to share her love with others by teaching, performing, and DJing. She traveled to teach her first workshop in San Francisco in 2007. That same year, she was invited to DJ at the Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. Lizzy feels very fortunate to have had so many wonderful experiences that have been facilitated by music.
Lizzy has performed at:
Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall
The Seattle Lindy Exchange
Waid’s Haitian Bar & Restaurant
Rhythm & Rye
WA Performing Arts Center
Alforno Ferruzza’s Pizzzeria
The Waterstreet Cafe
Tradition’s Cafe
Centralia Nazarene Church
WA Performing Arts Center, Olympia
Lizzy spins vintage jazz, swing, and blues. Some of the
places she has DJ’d are:
Herrang Dance Camp, Sweden
The Grit City Ballroom, Tacoma
The Abbey, Tacoma
Century Ballroom, Seattle
Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall, Seattle
Burn Blue, Seattle
Sunday Night Swing, Olympia
Back Alley Blues, Seattle
Lizzy likes to make sure that people bring a lot away from her classes, as well as having a great time. Below is a
list of some of the places she’s taught:
Kent Senior Center, Kent
Abbey Ballroom, Tacoma
Century Ballroom, Seattle
Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall, Seattle
Burn Blue, Seattle
Highway 99 Blues Club, Seattle
Through Dance It: Shorewood HS, Ballard HS, Roosevelt HS, & more!

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