ELYSE MORCKEL is a native of Akron, Ohio and has been with TMP since March 2017. In 2014 she earned her BFA in Dance from The Ohio State University with concentrations in choreography and dance and technology. She had the opportunity to work with individuals such as Vicki Blaine, Noa Zuk, Bebe Miller, and Cleveland native Dianne McIntyre. Her choreography was featured in many concerts throughout her undergraduate career, and her duet Scat in VII, in collaboration with Lauren Bedal was selected to represent graduate and undergraduate work at the 2014 ACDFA conference at Ohio University. Since 2014,

Elyse has been a teacher at Dianna Durkin Dance Studio in Akron Ohio. Some of her most recent projects include, the time has come, (2015) and WWTD (2017), a collaboration with Lauren Sprowls. Both pieces premiered at The Akron School for the Arts at Firestone High School. Elyse is also a certified RYT-200 yoga instructor, and holds certifications in children’s yoga and Buti yoga through Yoga Alliance.