LISA DALLAS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Lisa has been the owner and director of Dance Productions Unlimited since 1978. She has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, modern and lyrical and has been certified by test to teach by Dance Educators of America . Her early training was primarily with Edward Pfeiffer, Stanley Herbert, and Vivian Watts Anderson locally. She also attended classes at Webster University , trained extensively at the Gus Giordano Dance Studios in Chicago, and has taken classes at Broadway Dance Center, Tremaine Dance Center and the Edge in Los Angeles. Lisa is proud to have trained in tap with Michael Flatley ("Lord of the Dance"), and the renowned Henry LeTang. Lisa's main love has always been to teach. Her students have excelled in many ways seeking out professional careers performing and/or teaching. Lisa was the director of the Cinderalla Beauty and Talent pageants in Jefferson County and Belleville, Ill for numerous years and was a talent and pageant winner herself. Lisa has done choreography and performed for local production companies as well as performing in Russia and Australia with her own dance troupes. She has been a judge for many local and national talent competitions including Show Biz, Dance Champs, American Dance Awards and most recently Bravo. Her judging has taken her from Palm Springs, Ca to Virginia Beach, VA for the Show Biz Nationals as well as many cities in between. She has received numerous tap and jazz choreography awards throughout the years and was named "Tap Teacher of the Year" at the 2004 Rainbow National competition. Although her two boys (Tanner and Colton ) keep her very busy, Lisa still finds time to teach and pass on her love of dance. She was also honored to be named a member of Professional and Executive Women. Lisa continues to attend workshops and classes to keep up on the latest teaching methods and has most recently begun certification for the Paula Morgan Technique.