Lisa was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. In school she kept busy running track and participating in JROTC before finding her calling in dance at the age of 19. After watching Semenaya perform, she packed up her belongings and moved to San Antonio where she began studying with the group and soon began teaching, performing, and co-directing for nearly a decade. Lisa has performed at major congresses around the United States and internationally, and joined Go Dance in 2013. Here she added Swing, Country and Ballroom to her repertoire and continues to be one of the top Club Latin instructors in Texas, choreographing and coaching the Go Dance Salsa Performance Team Va Bailar.
“Dancing is a pure, untainted, raw form of energy, of life. It brings a sense of peace in a technology-driven world.”
Lisa is an upbeat and thorough instructor who delights in helping students find their path in dance. She feels strongly that dance has a powerful ability to help everyone experience more joy throughout their entire life by gaining confidence, expanding social circles, and fostering artistic expression. She exudes positivity, warms every room she walks into with her smile, and focuses on determining each student’s best learning style so she can custom- tailor the lesson to the individual.
When she’s not on the dance floor, she loves slam poetry, music festivals, outdoor adventures, and trying new things — she loves being a student as well as a teacher!
Specialties: Salsa, Salsa On2, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha
Teaches: Adults, Youth, Wedding Dance, Salsa, Salsa On2, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Two Step, Triple Two Step, Social Swing, West Coast Swing, Blues
Locations: North Austin, South Austin
Private Lesson Tier: Standard Level Instructor