An American actor, Elise is hardworking and tries to keep an optimistic view of the world; she strives to have fun no matter how dull the task may be. In 2009 she spent a summer as an apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She received her Associates degree in theatre from Valencia College and a Bachelors degree in theatre at the University of Southern California.
Elise grew up in Orlando, FL and visited her family in upstate New York almost every summer. The youngest of a family of five, her father is an environmentalist of Polish/German background and her mother is a former model from a family of Estonian immigrants. Standing at 5'10" she began modeling with BMG and Ultra Talent in Florida as a side job while keeping her focus on acting. She started playing the violin at three then switched to the cello at four because she was tired of standing all the time during music lessons. She received superior ranks at Federation and later joined the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra. She still plays cello for fun and in shows.
Other hobbies include: video games, watching movies, art history, sewing, reading, stencil art, zombie movies, yoga, creating short films, swimming, and writing.
As a writer, she enjoys to write dark comedies which range from web series to solo plays. Recently, her short play The Caterpillar's Dilemma was produced for Brand New Theatre's 2012 Spring One Act Festival. Last summer she performed her solo play Make My Van Gogh at the 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival in the Open Fist Theatre. Her short play The Dumpster Boy and the Chicken Girl was produced by BNT at USC for their 2010 Fall One Act Festival and was nominated for a Theatre Student Association award for Best Student Written Work. She is currently working on developing her own web series as well as another solo performance which is set to premiere in September.