Lisa Drew, MFA


Lisa Drew is a dance educator, fitness instructor, and dance wellness expert. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Communication from Humboldt State University in 2018, while performing, instructing, and choreographing with North Coast Dance Company, a small ballet company in Northern California. Lisa later went on to receive her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Arizona State University, with a graduate certificate in Dance Teaching Artist Praxis, in 2021. Her published thesis, titled Dance Wellness Pedagogy, analyzed the process and benefit of implementing a dance wellness curricular framework in the collegiate setting. Alongside teaching dance, Lisa is the Lead Performance Coach with The Dance Medicine Specialists Network, a certified Group Fitness Instructor from the American Council on Exercise, and a level 3 Neurokinetic Therapist. She blends her love of dance and fitness by developing and promoting dance-specific conditioning exercises, injury prevention strategies, and wellness-related practices for dancers.