Elizabeth Ball is an award winning producer, director, arts consultant and advocate. Founder of Carousel Theatre Company, she served as Managing Artistic Director for 27 years and was co-founder of the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. As a small business owner, Elizabeth understands the needs of Vancouver’s business owners and their employees.
Elizabeth is President of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and is on the Board of Studio 58 Theatre School at Langara College. Early in her career, she was a member of the Public Art Committee that created the first public art policy in Vancouver. She consulted on and authored the City of Richmond’s first arts strategy, a ten-year creative vision and planning policy. Founding director of the Mavor Moore Theatre, she also served on the executive of the Minerva Foundation for BC Women.
Elizabeth received the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Award and ‘star’ on Granville Street. She received two YWCA Woman of Distinction nominations. She received the Lifetime Achievement Medallion Award from the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America. The Union of BC Performers (ACTRA) awarded her the Sam Payne Award for Humanity and Integrity and she was honoured with the Vancouver Theatre Alliance lifetime Achievement Award. She has been married for over thirty years and is the mother of two.