Joined Ballet Arizona: 2020
Lisa grew up dancing in Phoenix at Tempe Dance Academy under the direction of Tammy Manville Booth, Wanda Manville and Lauri Silvestri. She received her BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona. There, she trained with Susan Quinn, Michael Williams, Amy Ernst, Melissa Lowe, Sherry Zunker and Sam Watson. She has danced for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. In addition to performing across the United States, she has also performed in Scotland and England with Scorpius Dance Theatre.
Lisa has taught at several studios around the valley such as Tempe Dance Academy, Yen Li Chen Ballet School, Bridget McCarter Dance Academy, Centerpointe Dance Academy as well as Highland High School, Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College. Currently, she is a featured dancer with Scorpius Dance Theatre, the Dance Department director at New School for the Arts and Academics as well as the Co-Artistic Director for Desert Star Dance Academy.
Lisa joined the School as the Jazz instructor for the 2020-21 School Year.