Elze Visnevskyte is a professional dancer, choreographer and educator from Vilnius, Lithuania. She has been traveling to teach, perform and compete in Lindy Hop and Solo Jazz in various festivals and workshops abroad for over 10 years. She is also growing the local dance community in Vilnius, where she is one of the organisers and owners of What a Jazz dance studio. She has a Master’s degree in Media studies and has written a thesis on African-American literature and jazz music.
Since she was a kid Elze has been exploring a variety of dances – from old Renaissance to traditional folk dances. She has also spent a lot of time acting in the theatre, taking a part of it to her dancing and improvisation. She values creativity and playfulness and spreads it to her students. You can recognise Elze from her contagious energy and loud laugh.