Lisa Collins was recently honored with the award “Woman of the Year”, Arts and Culture for her contributions to the area of Kitchener-Waterloo. Lisa is a performer, choreographer, teacher, adjudicator and internationally recognized casting agent.
Lisa is a versatile dancer/teacher and has been trained in all dance forms in Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Lisa had a successful performance career of her own as dancer for over a decade. Her credits include many cruise ship contracts as a Dance Captain/Dancer/Flyer, company work (Jazz & Modern), theatre, the NBA & CFL, various TV and film credits and Industrial/Corporate jobs across North America.
Lisa’s students can be found dancing around the world on multiple cruise lines, with Drayton Entertainment and on film and television. Lisa’s passion while teaching is to help young dancers achieve their ultimate best and her “signature” in the industry is her ability to provide high quality technical training.
Lisa hosts and produces KW’s Annual Choreographer’s Snow Ball. This show features local choreographers and highlights their choreography and teaching abilities. It gives a chance for choreographers in our area a chance to shine! Lisa also choreographs for the show. The show was featured for it’s 2nd year on CTV and was a huge success for many choreographers in the area while giving local dancers a chance to perform.
Lisa is a well known and accomplished teacher and choreographer in Canada. She teaches professional level dance classes across Southwestern Ontario at workshops, Universities and various studios. Currently, Lisa is a faculty member at Metro Movement Dance Studio in Toronto, one of Toronto’s leading professional training studios. Lisa has also adjudicated dance competitions across Canada.
Lisa is the Director of LMC Productions, a company housing many different aspects of the entertainment industry including casting, production and talent development. LMC Productions expanded internationally through this past year by installing the Production Shows for Celebrity Cruise Lines Inc. and recently cast and aided in the rehearsal process for Japan Cruise Lines.
Lisa also developed the workshop program GET EXPOSED, a workshop program designed to expose young dancers to leading professionals in the arts industry and is thrilled to be the Director of another dream come true, IN.MOTION School of for the Performing Arts.