Elizabeth Walton

Title: Alumni
Advisor: Wendy Mackay

I defended my doctoral thesis entitled "Dance Style Transitions : From Dancers’ Practice to Movement-Based Technology" in March of 2022. I focused on informing the design of dance support technology with real-life, professional dance experiences like the dance style transition.


I completed my master’s degree at l’Ecole nationale supérieure d’informatique et de mathématiques appliquées de Grenoble in Ubiquitous and Interactive Systems. Before, I received my bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science with a minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.

Additionally, I have had 15+ years of dance experience in the fields of ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance. I have performed pieces including the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker and Kitri from Don Quixote as well as worked with choreographers including Desmond Richardson and Christian Burns.