Christian Academy of Dance was founded in 2005 by Elisa Schroth. The vision of the school is to provide excellent training in a nurturing environment. Through the generosity of a member of Living Rock Church, that vision became a reality.  In the Spring of 2006 Living Rock Church completed the Joshua Young memorial wing which is now the home of Christian Academy of Dance.

Mrs. Schroth also envisioned a company of dancers that would travel nationally and internationally with the purpose and intent of promoting a message of healing and hope.  

In January of 2014, Elisa Schroth and Elizabeth McMillan co-founded Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet, Connecticut’s first and only professional Christian contemporary ballet company. In March of 2014 Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet held their inaugural performance in downtown New Haven.