Elise Landles recieved her BFA in Dance at Cornish College of the Arts where she studied under Pat Hon, Wade Madsen, Iyun Harrison, Michelle Miller, and Deborah Wolf. Through Cornish Dance Theater she performed works by Jose Limon, Pat Hon, Jason Ohlberg, Brenna Monroe-Cook, and Cyrus Khambatta, among others. She has also been in dance for film projects by Tonya Lockyer, Colleen McNeary, and Jachen Mackner. Apart from The Heavenly Spies, Elise works with Seattle companies DASS dance and Intrepidus dance.