Lisa La Touche
Proudly Canadian originally from Calgary, Alberta, Lisa is an internationally sought after tap dancer, teacher, choreographer and director and a cast member in New York’s hit off-Broadway show "STOMP". Her platform highlights have included the Beijing International Dance Festival as a dancer, choreographer and American media spokesperson, and also Co-Director and host of Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s “Spotlight on Canada” where she proudly stood as a leader in representing Canadian’s talent and legacy in concert as part of the Rhythm World Dance Festival.
After earlier years of producing and directing in her hometown in Canada, she establish root in the American community by way of Chicago, where she worked extensively with renowned organizations M.A.D.D. Rhythms and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. Her career then transitioned to New York in 2008, and her performing credits continued to grow with such opportunities as "A.C.G.I." and "Charlie's Angels" with Emmy Award winning dancer/choreographer Jason Samuels Smith, dancing at the legendary Cotton Club of Harlem as well as in “Blood on the Dance Floor - Tribute to Michael Jackson” both with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and then also dancing in the touring production of “Sophisticated Ladies” honoring the music of Duke Ellington. She has also worked extensively with Max Pollak’s “Rumba Tap”, “Barbara Duffy and Co.”, Ayodele Casel and Sarah Savelli’s “Tap n2 Peace” and also The Cab Calloway Foundation Inc. Lisa has been featured in numerous international dance festivals in Brazil, China, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Canada and across the US. She currently is on faculty at Steps on Broadway and the American Tap Dance Foundation and performs with her own group “The Tap Phonics”. She is very honored to be a contributing member to both of New York’s dance and music communities.
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