I made my professional debut as Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ, directed by world renowned actor Jose Ferrer, at the Tapia Theatre in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I toured the world as a background singer with such acts as Bowie, Julio Iglesias to name a few and as a principal singer/dancer with the UNICEF Africa tour with Danny Kaye. I was one of the first Latina dancers on the nationally syndicated TV show, SOUL TRAIN.
My Broadway credits include Paul Simon's The Capeman starring Ruben Blades and Marc Anthony, Adventures of Tom Sawyer directed by Scott Ellis and most recently appeared in the Tony Award-winning In The Heights starring Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as its first national U.S. and Japan tour in the principal role of Abuela Claudia. I just appeared in national T.V. spots for both Bank of America and Aleve in the U.S. and international market.
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"...Elise, our rehearsal coach, showed me that there are as many ways to be an effective speaker as there are speakers, and that the key ingredient is authenticity." - Isisara Bey (TEDxBarnard candidate)
"Whether I've hired Elise to coach an iconic world leader getting ready for a big keynote or to step in to craft the pitches of budding entrepreneurs participating in our programs, she delivers happy, confident and powerful speakers who are forever grateful for the extra boost that only a legendary world-class performer like her knows how to give." -Nathalie Molina Niño, co-founder of Entrepreneurs@Athena at the Athena Center of Barnard College at Columbia University.
* THE ATHENA CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP STUDIES
BARNARD COLLEGE - NYC
* MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB NYC
* TIGER PRODS. - NYC TOY FAIR
* NYC BOARD OF EDUCATION DEPT.
* YORK COLLEGE - QUEENS, NY
TEACHERS' CREDENTIALS PROGRAM
* LINCOLN HOSPITAL - BRONX, NY
BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS PROGRAM
* PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL NYC
* THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND NYC
* HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT CENTER NYC