Layzabeth Gonzalez was born and raised in Brownsville, TX and received her BFA in dance from Sam Houston State University, where she performed works by Elijah Alhadji Gibson, Joshua L. Peugh, Sidra Bell, Joshua Manculich, Dionne Noble, and Andy Noble. In 2018, Gonzalez was the President for the Sam Houston Dance Honors Society, where she promoted dance as a tool for growth and unity throughout the community. She was the recipient for Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship and recognized as an Outstanding Non-Traditional Student Leader by the Sam Houston State University. Gonzalez has attended the Gus Giordano College-Pro Intensive in Chicago, IL, as a scholarship recipient in 2017, worked for Ballet Hispanico in New York City as a teacher assistant and production intern in 2018, and attended the 2019 Ballet Hispanico ChoreoLab in NYC. In 2018, Gonzalez had her professional debut in Elijah Alhadji Gibson’s show “The Black Card” in Houston, Texas and worked as a performance apprentice with Gibson’s up and coming company Social Movement Contemporary Dance. Gonzalez is currently living in Chicago,IL working as a Teaching Artist with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and dance instructor with the Elmhurst Park District.