Lisa was born and raised in Austin, and received a BFA in Dance from UT Austin's Theatre and Dance Department in 2010. In the two years following, she was granted the opportunity to perform internationally and study contemporary dance in London, receiving an MA in Dance Performance from the Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Throughout her years as a student and dancer, Lisa has been fortunate to travel around the world, training, performing, and choreographing in many cities around North, Central and South America, and Europe. She most recently returned from NYC where she danced, taught and created shows and films within the Brooklyn dance/ performance scenes.
Beginning her love for physical activity as a young gymnast, Lisa's body training has extended beyond classical and modern dance, and gathers inspiration from alternative movement training in aerial silks, capoeira, Butoh and parkour. Her undergraduate and graduate studies instilled in her the fundamentals of Pilates, Bartenieff and Feldenkrais among other somatic techniques, teaching her to internalize her movement with a heightened focus on anatomy and health. Most recently she has received a Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification from Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nashik, India.
Lisa originally completed her Dancers Shape Instructor Training in 2010 and has worked as a DS instructor in between pursuing her educational and performance goals. “I am humbled by the knowledge and professionalism of my co-workers at Dancers Shape and am honored to be a part of this unique team of women. As an instructor, it is exciting to be part of a community that encourages one another to achieve and sustain improved health, in a fun way!”