Elizabeth Sherbon

Year Inducted


Career Field



  • Former member of the Martha Graham and Jean Erdman dance companies in New York City where she was modern dance legend Martha Graham’s teaching assistant
  • Co-founder of the American Dance Symposia in Wichita that drew performers, choreographers, scholars and students from around the world from 1968-1972. The National Endowment for the Arts called it “the most innovative and important summer dance program to surface since Bennington.”
  • Creator of the first dance major at the University of Kansas while she taught here from 1961 to 1975
  • Recipient of the 1993 Cultural Enhancement Award from the city of Lawrence for her contributions to the city’s artistic and cultural life