The
CalArts Alumni Magazine

Iris Andersen Grizzell ’00

Iris Andersen Grizzell ’00 reports, “Since moving back home to Baltimore in 2011, I’ve performed at the Kennedy Center with Bowen McCauley Dance, and locally with the Campbell Dance Experience and Harford Ballet. I’ve taught for several dance programs in the region including Towson University Community Dance and Charm City Ballet. Currently I teach modern and ballet technique at my alma mater, the Baltimore School for the Arts. I’m on the dance faculty for both the high school and TWIGS (To Work in Gaining Skills) programs. I’m also the Program Manager for TWIGS, which provides free after-school arts classes to Baltimore City youth in Grades 2–8 who qualify by audition. Outside of teaching and dancing, I have been renovating, along with my husband and dad, a house that has been in my family since the early 1900s. I love my time spent gardening, hiking, creating, designing, dreaming, and raising a lovely little 3-year-old girl.”