A Little About Miss Lisa and LAW Dance Studio
Miss Lisa began her dance training at a young age right here in Batavia, NY at Images in Dance under Robin Cotler! Dance motivated her to be the best she could be in EVERYTHING that she did and she fell in love with ALL aspects of dance! Miss Lisa loved competition dance because it challenged her to push herself to be a better dancer! Miss Lisa competed nationally in ALL genres of dance such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary to name a “few”. She received many awards throughout her years as a competition dancer! Not only did she love to compete but she LOVED working with children at the dance studio and assisted in every class the teachers would allow! She enjoyed watching children learn and it was exciting for her to be the one to teach them! Finally, she started to teach her own class and she knew that teaching dance would be her future!!!
After graduating from Elba Central School, Miss Lisa moved to Florida to continue her dance education at Valencia College majoring in dance with a focus on ballet and modern. While attending Valencia College, she was involved in the Valencia Dance Theater traveling company while she attended college and worked at various dance studios in the Orlando area. After dancing with the Valencia Dance Theater traveling company for two years, she became its Manager and she worked closely with the Artistic Director, Lesley Brasseux. Miss Lisa choreographed multiple pieces for Choreographer’s Showcase, the Summer Repertory Concert and worked with various artists such as John Lehrer from Buffalo New York, John Parks (a former dancer of Alvin Alley), Jeanne Travers from University of South Florida, and many many more!!
After college, Miss Lisa moved to Alaska and then to Georgia. In Georgia, she was the Competition Director at Life Moves Dance Studio for five years! She set up workshops and brought in nationally known choreographers to work with her students. She encouraged her dancers to audition at a local professional ballet company, Columbia City Ballet for their productions of Dracula and Nutcracker as well as summer intensives at Joffrey Ballet in Atlanta. Miss Lisa’s students were awarded Choreography awards, Entertainment awards, Technique awards, Title awards, Power Pak invitations, various Judges Awards, World Dance Championship invitations, SDA Regional Champions and competed at the World’s Dance Championship!
In April 2018, Miss Lisa completed the Progressing Ballet Technique (“PBT”) course and became certified and licensed to teach this amazing program! Miss Lisa is the only teacher certified and licensed in the Batavia area to teach this “innovative program designed for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet”. She is BEYOND EXCITED to offer the PBT syllabus at the LAW Dance Studio!!
Miss Lisa moved back to the area in the Spring of 2018 and is BEYOND excited to get back to her roots and teach the dancers with the skill and technique like she was trained in at her own studio LAW Dance Studio. In case you’re wondering, LAW is Miss Lisa’s initials!!! Miss Lisa promises to always look for new ways to better herself and her students. She believes so much in looking for new ways, she went to the Teacher Summit in NYC in August of 2018 and took dance training and seminars from famed choreographers!! She is always looking to further her education and training to pass UP-TO-DATE choreography onto her dancers! She looks forward to this next adventure in her life! Lisa is beyond thrilled to be back home! It has been 10 years since she has lived in Genesee County and she plans on bringing what she learned back to the area. She’s ready to get to work!
Are you SICK AND TIRED of the same “ole” boring dance recitals with the same recycled routines and dated dance moves year after year?! Do you watch your dancer and think she or he is and can do better? Are you wanting the BEST for your recreational or competitive dancer? Does your dancer want to dance as a professional, but you are unable to get him or her to Rochester or Buffalo? Do you and your dancer want to take his or her training to the NEXT LEVEL?? Enroll your dancer today at Law Dance Studio where #WEDOITBETTER!