Elaine Eckstein is a native of Cincinnati with extensive experience in the performing arts and education. She has danced with Cincinnati Ballet, the Radio City Music Hall Corps de Ballet, toured for Walt Disney Productions and performed and choreographed for theaters across the Midwest. Recent performing credits include White Christmas at LaComedia Dinner Theater and Arsenic and Old Lace on the Showboat Majestic. For five seasons Eckstein worked at the Landmark Children’s Theatre in Centerville, Ohio, as a performer-instructor-choreographer teaching and appearing in such roles as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast andThe Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe inBabes in Toyland. She has choreographed for the Louisville Orchestra, Miami University, Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, Kincaid Regional Theatre, the School for Creative and Performing Arts and Landmark Children’s Theatre. She has taught dance at the University of Louisville, the College of Mt. St. Joseph-on-the-Ohio and for dance and drama for more than 30 years for Cincinnati Public Schools. She served on the Ohio Department of Education Standards Writing Team for the Arts that created the first Ohio Academic Content Standards in the Fine Arts and on the committee that recently revised them. She is listed inWho’s Who among America’s Teachers. She is a graduate of the Dance Division of the College-Conservatory of Music with a master of fine arts degree in dance and holds state of Ohio teaching certificates in dance and special education.