Lisa graduated from the Queensland University
of Technology and the Centre of Performing Arts with a degree in
dance. She joined Gideon Obarzanek's Chunky Move for three years,
touring nationally and internationally and in 2002 was commissioned
to make a short dance work "Turbo-Prop Hostess",
for Dance Tracks at the Studio, Sydney Opera House. Lisa then joined
Tasdance, working with choreographers Natalie Weir, Phillip Adams,
Tanja Liedtke and Sue Healey.
Lisa was offered a Dance Web scholarship to attend
Impulstanz Festival in Vienna, represented Australia at the Swiss
Coaching Project in Zurich, and has written articles for Dance Australia
Magazine. She has performed in Sue Healey films and is a dancer
in Sue Healey Company touring nationally, to New Zealand and Japan.
Lisa worked with Meryl Tankard on Pearl
for the Sydney Opera House. She joined Leigh Warren and Dancers
in 2005, touring the USA to perform Quick Brown Fox. She
has since performed with LWD for the Phillip Glass Operas Einstein
on the Beach and Satyagraha, Seven for the Adelaide
Fringe and Dream Time choreographed by Jirí Kylián
as part of the Dreamscape program for the 2011 OzAsia Festival.
Lisa also worked with Paris based choreographer Prue Lang for the
2010 Adelaide Festival and Frances Rings for WOMADelaide, 2011.
She has toured nationally and internationally performing in Construct
and Twelfth Floor by Tanja Liedtke.
In 2011 Lisa performed as a guest with Expressions
Dance Company and was commissioned by QUT, AC Arts and Taiwan National
University for Arts to create a solo work The Descent for
Sky Festival Taiwan. Lisa has co-created a full length work Element
with Adam Synnott during a 3 month residency with Dance Forum Taipei
Dance Company for the Taiwan Media Festival Touch Move. Her
work Side to One with collaborators Craig Bary and Adam Synnott
premiered in 2011 at The Adelaide Festival Centre and was performed
at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. Lisa has received three Australian
Dance nominations for "Best performance by a female dancer".