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School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041

Elizabeth Riga

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Lecturer in Dance
Modern, Choreography and choreographs for Oakland Dance Theatre


Liz Riga received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Liz ventured to New York City in 2001, where she attended New York University Tisch School of the Arts and received a Master of Fine Arts in Dance. Liz worked extensively with Keigwin + Company, creating, performing, touring, and teaching as an original member of the company. Liz has had the honor of performing at the Joyce Theater, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Works in Process at the Guggenheim, the Opening Gala at Jacob’s Pillow, and the New York City Center, to name a few. She has taught master classes at various schools across the United States, including the University of Michigan, New York University, and North Carolina School of the Arts. Liz moved to Michigan with her family and began teaching at Oakland University in the fall of 2017.