Elise Smith began her dance career when she was eight years old. As a member of competitive dance teams for 10 years, she earned awards and honors, including National Champion Soloist and National High Kick Company.
While attending Sachse High School, Elise was captain of both the JV Lariats and the Varsity Swingsters drill teams. In the spring of her senior year, Elise was hired to be on staff of the American Dance Drill Team School. After graduating in 2010, she went on to become a member of the 71st Line of the world famous Kilgore College Rangerettes.
In 2012, Elise became the Assistant Director and choreographer for the South Garland High School Southern Belles drill team. Dance has afforded Elise many outstanding opportunities, such as being a member of a competitive dance team featured on America’s Got Talent, performing for veterans and active service men at the 70th Commemoration of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and teaching 200 high school dancers from Japan during the 2014 ADTS National/International dance competition week.