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Liz Ellis is recipient of 2014 Amy Award

Liz Ellis - Photo courtesy of Bainbridge Performing Arts
Liz Ellis
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Bainbridge Performing Arts

Bainbridge Performing Arts recently announced Liz Ellis as the winner of the 14th annual Amy Award for Emerging Artists.

Ellis, who began her work in the arts as a child in Bainbridge Performing Arts’ Theatre School, is a recent graduate of Hampshire College and already an accomplished writer, video producer, graphic artist, mentor, and educator who consistently inspires both her peers and students in BPA’s education program, where she has taught for more than seven years.

“I am consistently impressed by her creativity and work ethic, her vision, and her inclusive approach to performance,” said Dominique Cantwell, BPA’s executive director. “These are qualities that make her not only a leader in her field now, but that will also continue to exponentially propel her success in the future. It’s such an honor to have the opportunity to recognize her with the Amy Award and all that it represents.”

The Amy Award for Emerging Artists is given each year to a Bainbridge Island artist under the age of 35, whose work demonstrates a strong sense of quality, creativity, exploration and dedication.

Previous award winners include Korum Bischoff (2001), Solia Hermes (2002), Jessica Tuffley (2003), Rain Ross (2004), Tracy Lang (2005), Vincent Palazzolo-Packard (2006), Gregory Glynn (2007), Claire Hosterman (2008), Jonathan Hallet (2009), Wesley Corbett (2010), Annie Huntley (2011), Jherek Bischoff (2012) and Raquel Stanek (2013).

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