Miss Lisette, an ADAPT and Acrobatic Arts certified dance educator, is the co-owner and Artistic Director of Prestige Dance Academy. She is well known for her insightful, innovative, and masterful choreography which has won numerous awards both locally and internationally.
With a major in theatre and a minor in dance, Miss Lisette graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She then went on to achieve a Post Secondary Business Education from Mount Royal University. Miss Lisette has achieved her dance teacher accreditation in both the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) and Acrobatic Arts programs.
Emotional, exciting, and fresh choreography has brought Miss Lisette countless choreography awards and nominations throughout the years. Most notably, for five consecutive years, she has been the recipient of the Judy-Shay Memorial Scholarship Award.
In 2017, Miss Lisette was named Jazz Director for Team Canada and led the team to gold in Poland at The World Dance Championships. This amazing success brought her back to the choreography panel in 2019.
Lisette loves learning and continues to study and grow as a business leader in the dance community in Calgary and is part of the Dance Studio Owners Association Inner Circle where she connects with other studio owners from around the world. She shares her knowledge in a podcast and quarterly workshops.
Miss Lisette lives with her husband, Keith, and her new puppy, Lemon. When she isn’t at the studio you can find her traveling, adjudicating, and spending quality time with friends and family. She is also a proud member of the Wild Rose Dance Arts Association, which is a non-profit dance organization that gives back to the dance community.
Miss Lisette feels honoured to be directing the Acrobatics team for Team Canada west and looks forward to competing at the world championships in Russia in October 2022.
Miss Lisette’s purpose and passion first and foremost remains training and inspiring young people through the art of dance.