Elisa Foshay holds a BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago ('02) and an MFA in Dance with teaching licensure from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro ('13). Ms. Foshay grew up in the Chicago suburbs doing competitive ballroom dancing. While having spent over 25 years dancing, she never participated in competitive team dance until she began teaching at JCP. Learning how to be a coach has been a new skill for Ms. Foshay to develop, but she has drawn on her many years working professionally and teaching in the field to offer her team her expertise and support throughout the competitive season. In addition to teaching at JCP and coaching the dance team, Ms Foshay also works with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and is a proud mom to her daughter and dance team junior member, Aiko.