Elisa graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts. She has attended College for Creative Studies and Washtenaw Community College with the focus in Art and Photography. In the summer of 2018 she was selected for a fellowship with Documenting Detroit. While photography is her main focus at this time she also works in ceramics, glass blowing, mosaic, paint, and she is a performance artist. Elisa is currently a board member for El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil, a nonprofit organization that teaches youth traditional Mexican folk dances and mariachi music. Elisa has participated in a 2 week intensive dance workshop in San Juan Del Río, Querétaro, México. Elisa has also taught and ran a Folklórico dance group in Ann Arbor, MI for youth and adults. Elisa has always felt that culture and art intermingle and in much of her work she includes something that comes from her roots. Elisa has been selected to participate in various art shows in Michigan which include the Ann Arbor Art Center, the Scarab Club, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
More than smiling faces and colorful outfits, this traditional dance is about preserving cultural roots through practice, dedication, and commitment to community.