Studio Director & Dance Instructor - Tap, Jazz, Acro, CDTA Exams
Lisa has been in the studio since the age of three as a competitive dancer and instructor and has been passionate about dance her entire life! As part of her dance education, Lisa's training includes examinations via the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA) syllabus completing the Advanced Tap and Jazz exams (receiving honours in both), CDTA Grade 4 Ballet and is working to complete the Acrobatic Arts Level 2 certification. Lisa is a Licentiate member of the CDTA, Sask. Branch, Stage division in both Tap and Jazz, holds the Acrobatics Arts Level 1 and aerial & back handspring workshop certifications and has received the CDTA National Achievement Award for both Tap and Jazz. In addition to her dance education and certifications, Lisa has her Bachelors of Applied Science with the University of Regina in with a degree in Electronics Systems Engineering and is a registered, licensed member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists.
Over the years, Lisa has performed and competed in a variety of disciplines including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Song & Dance. To supplement her performance and teaching career, she has also attended dance intensives and workshops, with memorable highlights including workshops with members from the Vancouver Tap Dance Society, Tap Dogs, Tap Giants and a former STOMP cast member in Tap and Body Percussion. In addition to running various auditions for Colleges specializing in the performing arts, Lisa auditioned for the Broadway performance STOMP in New York and utilizes these valuable experiences and dance education to prepare students for a life as a performer. Lisa is proud to have prepared students who have moved on to accredited dance teaching careers, as well as post secondary professional dance training for careers in the performing arts.
Lisa’s love of dance and performing has driven her passion for teaching. Previously, Lisa was both Instructor and Studio Manager with Valley Dance in Fort Qu’Appelle, an Instructor at Erin’s Dance Center in Regina and enjoyed three years of teaching at SaskExpress before taking on the shared role of Co-Studio Director. Lisa is very excited to be entering her third season as the Co-Studio Director with Amy Fong at SaskExpress! In addition to her passion for teaching dance, Lisa is a Consulting Electrical Engineer with a local and private design firm in Regina and is continually grateful to have two challenging and rewarding careers.