Elif has been teaching classical ballet for the past fourteen years. Her ballet education started with her parents, Pat and Tanju Tuzer at the age of three in Dallas, Texas. She went on to study with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Kirov Academy, Steps in NYC, The Edge in LA and alongside Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has performed many ballets including Swan Lake, Coppelia, La Bayadere, La Sylphides, Serenade, Giselle and La Vivandiere. Elif started teaching in college in 2002 and grew to love her chosen profession. Since then she has taught in schools across Raleigh, Chicago and Austin. Her teaching method encourages a non-competitive atmosphere with attention to alignment and detail.