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Liz Prince was born in Lewiston, Maine into a family of artists. Her love of textiles and fascination with what can be done with them grew from her experiences at the Steiner School she attended in New Hampshire where there was a weaving department, and extended into her college years at Bard where she majored in dance and designed costumes for the departmental productions. In New York City she developed a performance persona which involved singing cabaret numbers in witty costumes, which led to her designing costumes, initially for downtown dance and theater.
Past projects with Trey McIntyre include woks with Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and PHILADANCO. She has worked extensively with Bill T. Jones, designing for his company, as well as his productions for the Boston Ballet, Berlin Opera Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Other recent work includes designing for Doug Varone for works on his company and his production for the Jose Limon Company; Bill Irwin and Jane Comfort; Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project for works by Meg Stuart and Lucy Guerin; Mark Dendy for works for his company and his ballets for the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company and Dortmund Theater Ballet; Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller and David Dorfman.
Prince’s costumes have been exhibited at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the NIAD Gallery. In 1990, she received a New York Dance and Performance Award#160; (BESSIE) for costume design.