Before Elise could read or write, she was recording songs on her Fisher Price tape recorder. She continued her romp with music, throughout grade school and rose to the top of her chorus classes. Elise played leading roles in her high school’s musicals, which was fuel to her fire, leading her to attend Stagedoor Manor, a performing arts summer camp. Following this suggestive path, she went on to obtain a BFA in musical theater at Syracuse University. Elise found herself feeling lost and unsure of where the music was taking her. After college, she worked various jobs, most of which did not involved music at all. Paying bills became the priority. Elise finally found a job as a singing waitress. Singing and serving was not her dream but it worked temporarily. Looking to gain control of her own destiny, Elise started a dog walking business, “For Paws Philly”. It was while walking dogs one day that she met Rooks Star a young producer/beat writer. He offered her the opportunity to write songs to his beats. She began to write the songs she had been nurturing inside of her, her whole life. Elise has been heard singing in the choir of Broad Street Ministry thanks to Tony Moore, who produced Elise’s EP, Break Open. The project involves musicians like Kevin Hanson, and Tony Catastrophe, and UARTs alumni like Greg Moore. Currently, Elise is working with a new batch of musicians and booking gigs around Philly appearing at venues such as The Ruba Club for the Fringe Fest and The Legendary Dobbs. Performing in both cover bands and her original band, Elise is letting her soulful music carry her where it may.