(She/Her/Hers) is a graduate of Smith College with a degree in Dance/Choreography and Theater, as well as a veteran of the Boston Ballet and Harvard Summer School's intensive advanced ballet program and a former studio owner. Lisa began dancing almost before she could walk- waltzing with her parents, in her playpen, and anywhere there was room- and started her ballet training at the age of five. At the age of six, she was Clara in Nutcracker, and in the ensuing years, participated in Nutcracker in various roles with the Boston Ballet. Since that first performance, she has been involved in or has seen Nutcracker every single year, and has continued her training with the Boston Ballet. She is also an accomplished, acclaimed performer and choreographer, working with local musical theaters, both on and offstage, as lead dancer and choreographer. She has studied and performed almost all forms of dance: classical ballet, musical theater/Fosse, tap, Isadora Duncan, Renaissance/Festival/Tribal, modern, jazz, fitness: zumba/barre fitness/aerobics, and various ethnic styles, to name a few. She is heavily influenced by George Balanchine, Agnes deMille, Bob Fosse, and Jerome Robbins. Lisa believes strongly in teaching the proper technique of dance and keeping her students- both children and adults- safe and encourages self-esteem to all. Regardless of style, she adores sharing her love and joy of dance with her students. We are happy to welcome Lisa to our dance family and looking forward to a wonderful year!
Wendy has been teaching dance for over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Theater from Bridgewater State University, where she also danced with, and choreographed for, the BSC Dance Company. Since then she has also taught part-time at various dance studios on the South Shore, including In Sync Center of the Arts, Starlight School of Dance, Old Colony YMCA, and BSU's Arts for Youth summer program. Her work has brought her to many teaching workhops, dance intensives, and master classes with some of the best dancers, teachers, and choreographers in the industry, including Frank Hatchett, Mia Michaels, Avi Miller and Ofer Ben, Michelle Barber, Slam, Liz Lapuh, Colleen Quinn, Elizabeth and John Kilbourne, and many others. Wendy also holds a Master of Arts in English from BSU and earned her Doctor of Education degree from Northeastern University in 2014. She works as an English instructor at a local university during the day, but her love of dance is still going strong! We are so excited to have her add yet another day to her schedule this fall. We are thrilled to have her continue with our family!
Allyssa Lumbert (guest teacher/choreogropher)
Katrina Dianne Lumbert
Katrina began dancing at Raquelle's when she was 3 yrs. old. At age 11 she began assisting with teaching and administrative duties. Her junior year she participated in a studio internship where she assisted in classes as well as teaching and choreographing her own sections.Katrina has participated in many competitions and received many awards including the Dance America "Most likely to perform" and Dance Olympus summer VIP. Katrina is presently employed as an administrative assistant while recovering from injuries. She hopes to return to the classroom soon.