Elise Zabala is the Marketing Manager at CU Presents. She works as part of the communications and marketing team on promotional campaigns for the Artist Series, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Takács Quartet series, and CU Performing Arts, which includes Eklund Opera, the Department of Theatre & Dance and more.
Elise's passion for the performing arts began during high school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied classical piano. Elise holds a BA in Music Performance at Florida Gulf Coast University, a MM in International Arts Management from Southern Methodist University and HEC Montréal and a Certified Digital Marketing Professional certificate from the American Marketing Association and Digital Marketing Institute. Since graduation, Elise has served on the administration teams of Artis—Naples and Punta Gorda Symphony.
Beyond professional and academic accomplishments, Elise boasts of walking 600 miles on El Camino de Santiago in Spain, performing at Carnegie Hall's renowned Stern Auditorium with the FGCU Wind Orchestra and guest speaking at the 2022 Travel Cat Virtual Summit.