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Lizzy Purcell
"The Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape experience focuses on developing leaders with integrity and a drive to create positive change."
Lizzy Purcell
Goucher College
Hometown: Apex, NC

Lizzy's Story

Lizzy has always wanted to perform in a dance company. Participating in the Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape program inspired her to consider how she can use her creative energy to affect positive change in her community. Although summarizing her vision for Baltimore in one sentence was a challenging exercise, having a clear, concise vision has given her the focus and confidence to help lead an after- school program.

Each week Lizzy teaches creative movement and dance to students in the Dance-A-Story after-school program at Dallas Nicholas Elementary School. They are working toward creating a five minute dance that the children will perform at Goucher College.

Students from a Baltimore area elementary schools will be invited to attend a matinee featuring the Dance-A-Story children’s performance and a performance by Goucher’s Repertory Dance Ensemble Concert. After working together for a year, Lizzy is proud of all that her students have accomplished and looks forward to sharing in the excitement of their first performance.