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LisaMarie Woody, Artistic Director - Founder - Instructor

LisaMarie “LM” began dancing as a toddler in San Francisco, California and now after many years of dancing professionally, she is excited to be the Artistic Director and Founder of JAMA.LM is a seasoned performer and educator; specializing in children’s and adult dance technique classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Salsa.As a youth, LM was privileged to be a member of the nationally acclaimed Dance Connection of Palo Alto’s Performing Company.Through DCPA, she competed often and claimed California State and National solo titles, as well as received recognition for her choreography.At fourteen years old, LM auditioned for the Foothill Repertory Company under the award winning direction of, Bubba Gong, where she earned her spot as the youngest member in the history of the company.In following years, she would continue her dance studies at many renowned institutions including:The San Francisco School of Ballet, The Julliard School, Arizona State University, San Francisco State University,The Edge School of Performing Arts and Cirque du Soleil; and under the instruction of dance legends: Debbie Allen, Savion Glover, Mia Michaels, Joe Tremaine and Jackie Sleight.Now happily relocated to Shasta County, she likes to spend her free time hiking in the beautiful surroundings with her beloved Mini Aussie, Jama.LM also enjoys cooking, photography, and traveling as well.LM not only brings her dance skills and expertise, but also an enormous love for dance to share with all.