Elizabeth RhodesAdjunct Faculty
ELIZABETH (LIBBY) RHODES has performed on Broadway and in international tours. She is a three-time Fulbright award recipient to Panama, Bolivia, and France where she taught jazz and musical theatre dance to conservatory students. She has served on the Dance peer review committee for the Council on International Exchange of Scholars and has presented papers and workshops at conferences hosted by professional organizations including the Congress on Research in Dance, the National Dance Education Organization, World Dance Alliance/Americas, the American College Dance Association, and the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
In 2003, she served as a guest artist at the National University of Costa Rica in Heredia and presented a workshop at the 3rd International Ballet Festival in Panama City, sponsored in part by the Cultural Section of the U.S. Embassy. Recognitions include being named the 2000 College/University Dance Educator of the Year by Southern District/AAHPERD, a 2004 Honor Award recipient and the 2017 recipient of the Dance Heritage Award from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Ms. Rhodes holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Mills College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts/Dance Emphasis from Sonoma State University. For 24 years, she co-directed the Dance Program Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and was awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus upon retiring in 2015. She is delighted to serve as adjunct faculty at Scottsdale Community College.