Instructor - Ballet (Associate Diploma CSC-CICB, TTP Dip.
Born and raised in Rothesay, New Brunswick, Lisa began her dance training at the age 4. She studied ballet through the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) at Rothesay Ballet School and completed several RAD ballet exams before the age of 17.
In 1993 Lisa graduated from the Teacher Training Program and was awarded her Associate with the Cecchetti Society Teachers of Dance. Lisa has been teaching, children age 3 to adult, in numerous dance studios across the Toronto and York Region for over 20 years. Over this time she has prepared numerous students to successfully pass their Cecchetti Ballet exams - with honors. She is very proud of all her students, particularly those who have chosen dance as a career and have gone on to The National Ballet School, The Royal Winnipeg and Quinte Ballet School. In 2009 Lisa received her Associate Diploma and continues to upgrade her international credentials. Lisa continues to attend annual ballet workshops, teaching seminars and dance teacher summits in order to continue learning and growing as a teacher.
As well as being a long time choreographer for annual recitals, she has recently started to choreograph for competitive dance programs. Lisa has performed in many recitals and had the unique opportunity to dance for Colin James as a swing dancer. She has choreographed and appeared as a guest teacher at numerous studios across Ontario. She is passionate about dance and looks forward to training more students while focusing on strong classical technique.
In addition to teaching and choreographing, Lisa was the office manager for a ballet school in the GTA for over five years. This provided her with outstanding experience in the administration required to operate a dance school. Lisa has a passion for dance, theatre and travel and hopes to inspire and pass this onto her students.