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Eliza Ladd Schwarz

Published May 19, 2015

Teaching Faculty, Movement
FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training


Eliza Ladd Schwarz is a performer, director, stage writer, song maker and choreographer from NYC. She has taught Acting at Marymount Manhattan College, The Function of Theater at Kingsborough Community College, Ensemble Body Practice at Terry Schreiber Acting Conservatory, and Movement for the Actor at Naropa University and Shakespeare and Company. Ladd Schwarz has created original multi-disciplinary work at PS 122, Dixon Place, Movement Research, the Knitting Factory, Joyce Soho and The Berkshire Fringe. She has performed at La Mama, the Kitchen, NY Theater Workshop, St. Ann’s Warehouse and with Shakespeare and Company in MA.

Ladd Schwarz is the recipient of a 1998 Franklin Furnace Emerging Artist Award for her original performance work, a Puffin Foundation Grant in support of her Live Sound Action theater training, and the Audience Encore Award for her ensemble musical, Elephants and Gold, produced at the 2007 Boulder Fringe and the 2009 Berkshire Fringe. Eliza was last seen in On Est Déshabillé, a comedy about death at the United Solo Theatre Festival and The Berkshire Fringe.

In addition to extensive training in Clown, Improvisation, Primitive Voice, Developmental Movement and Shakespeare, and as a percussionist, singer and actor, Eliza holds a BA in Comparative Religion from Harvard University, an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University, and she is a certified Body Dynamics™ educator of Movement for the Actor.