Liz Ostil is a ballet dancer, teacher and passionate advocate of the arts. Growing up in Mississauga, Ontario, she began Vaganova ballet lessons at the age of 5 and continues to dance under the direction of Cristina Pora and Max Ratevosian at the Cristina Pora Classical Dance Academy. Ms. Ostil appreciates the language and history of ballets well as the musicality, discipline and teamwork the art form demands. Some of her favourite ballets include Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle and most recently, Christopher Wheeldon’s The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and John Neumeier’s Nijinsky. She holds a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from McMaster University as well as her B.Ed. from University of Toronto’s OISE.