Elise Lijmbach was born in 1998, in Delft, the Netherlands. She started her professional dance education at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague at the age of 12. During this time she was given the opportunity to dance with guest teachers from Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), as part of the annual 'Young Talent Project' of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, in association with NDT. She has performed in various pieces by choreographers incWluding Crystal Pite, Jiří Kylián, Johan Inger, Hans van Manen, Menghan Lou, Lukáš Timulak, and Ohad Naharin. Elise joined ŻfinMalta in 2019.
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