Elisabeth Malanga began her ballet training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, WA under the direction of both Kent Stowell and Peter Boal. Throughout her 10 years at the school, she was afforded the opportunity to perform children's roles with the company in several productions, such as little Clara in Kent Stowell's The Nutcracker, and Pinocchio in Bruce Well's PInocchio.
Continuing her training during the summer, Ms. Malanga attended programs with The San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Ballet Academy East. As part of the PNBS workshop, Ms. Malanga performed the principal Russian Girl in George Balanchine's Serenade, before continuing on at The School of Pennsylvania Ballet under the direction of Arantxa Ochoa.
After graduating from high school, Ms. Malanga performed with The Pennsylvania Ballet under the direction of Roy Kaiser, and later Angel Corella in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, and Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake. During this time, Ms. Malanga also had the honor of working as a Trainee with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. In addition to her professional dance training, Ms. Malanga has studied the piano, violin, and acting. This is Ms. Malanga's first season with Madison Ballet.