“I SEE DANCE BEING USED AS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BODY AND SOUL,
TO EXPRESS WHAT IT TOO DEEP TO FIND FOR WORDS. "
Lisa Morreale, or "Miss Lisa" as she is known to her students, is the owner, artistic
director, and sole teacher of StudioM Dance Company. Lisa started dancing at the
age of five and has never stopped. She graduated from North Central College with
a degree in Commercial Art and a Minor in Education. Lisa’s professional training
includes dancing under Joyce Lang of Naperville and Lou Conte with the Hubbard Street
Dance Company. She was fortunate to be picked to dance with the Performing Arts Gallery
U.S.A., which toured in Europe.
Lisa began teaching dance in 1984 through several park district programs in Western
Chicago. In 1986 she began teaching at Pulse in Naperville and continued to teach
there through 1993. In the fall of 1993 she began the Northern Illinois Academy of
Performing Arts, which became the Energym Dance Company in 1999. Lisa also became
the Head Coach of the N.I.U. Silverette Dance Team in 1993.
In June of 2005, Lisa fulfilled one of her lifelong dreams when she and her husband
Sam founded the StudioM Dance Company. Miss Lisa is ecstatic to be able to share
her passion for dance with all her students and their families.
Lisa and Sam have three children
and one granddaughter:
Brandon and his wife Hilary, and daughter Matilda.