Ballet & Contemporary
Elzanne Crause-Fields studied at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa where she completed her National Diploma in dance as a Ballet major. She performed as Principle dancer with Bovim Ballet, Cape Dance Company and South African National Dance Trust and as Soloist ballet dancer with Joburg Ballet and Soloist with Free Flight Dance Co. Elzanne also produced, choreographed, directed and performed "HOPE" a fundraising event for South African Orphans in Collaborations with Young Blood Art Gallery. She was employed in South Africa by various dance companies including Tshwane Dance Theatre, Ballet Theatre African, South African Ballet Theatre later Joburg Ballet, Darkroom Contemporary and The Fugard Theatre.
Elzanne has worked with both national and international choreographers which includes Martin Schoenberg, Debbie Rakusin, Sean Bovim, Timothy le Roux, Gregory Maqoma, Mark Hawkins, Adele Blank, Bradley Shelver (USA), Marie Brolin-Tani (Sweden), Joshua Beamish (Canada/NY), Ina Wichterich (Netherlands), Christopher L. Huggens (NY - USA) and Jose Agudo (Spain).
During her employment at Tshwane Dance Theatre, she was mentioned by well know South African critic Adrienne Siechel as one of South Africa's new and upcoming choreographers for her contemporary piece "Closets" performed by the Company. Other works include: ’Unwanted’, ’Two’, ‘Saga’, ‘Life Passers’, ‘Captivated’, ‘Closets’, ‘Crimson Passion Cry’, ‘Drops in the Sand’, ‘Coming to Life’ and ‘Fields of Friends’ and other Neo-Classical works. Elzanne has also had the wonderful opportunity to teach Ballet, Contemporary and Pilates to some of South Africa’s and most recently San Diego’s top young dancers.