Lisa D. Kelleher, Master Teacher, Choreographer, and Dancer is thrilled to join Body Strong Boston !! She 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 & fitness, regardless of style, and adores sharing her love and joy of dance with her students. She owes her love of dance to her parents, Betty and David Kelleher, who when they had nothing, had each other and a little girl who thought she had everything because she had them, music, and dance.