Elizabeth Anne Garrard studied acting and directing at FSU and FAU before graduating Suma Cum Laude with a BM in Musical Theatre and Opera performance from Barry University.She received her MS in Education from Nova Southeastern University, specializing in Interdisciplinary Arts and Drama Therapy. She was a finalist for the Arts Educator of the Year in Broward County in 2014, 2016, and 2017 and Teacher of the Year at The Sagemont School for 2014-2015. During her time at The Sagemont School she has directed her students in two shows which were selected as Florida State Thespian Mainstage productions; Dracula in 2011 and The Miracle Worker in 2016. She has won awards for acting, directing, playwriting, and costume design, and appeared onstage with many of South Florida’s most prestigious theatre and opera companies, including the Riuniti Opera Company, They Improv, Performance Project at the Broward Center, and the multi-Carbonell Award winning Promethean Theatre. In 2008, she made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall. She appeared in the World Premiere of Let There Be Balloons with the Lovewell Theatre Project in 2011, and made an appearance as Madame Thernardier in Les Miserables and Ursula the Sea Witch in The Little Mermaid at PPTOPA.