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Lisa Gauyan

Staff Info

Position: Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Dancer
ADP Classes: Jazz, Hip Hop
Training: Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary


lisa gauyan

Lisa's passion for dance began at the age of five, and she trained in various forms of dance at the Joy of Dancing studio up through high school. Lisa decided to pursue a career in business at Santa Clara University, but continued her dance training under Linda, former principal ballerina, Fran Atlas-Lara, instructor of jazz, and Nicole, Miss Hawaii 2009 and Taihitian instructor. In 2008, Lisa joined the Ariel Dance Productions family and discovered a new home to express her creativity.

Lisa's expertise includesjazz, ballet/pointe, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary dance styles. Her portfolio of works include contributions of her choreography for Santa Clara University's annual multicultural show. Lisa was a runway model for Clinton Kelly of the television series, What Not To Wear, as part of a segment focused on professional attire. She is also a part of Elemental Remix, an all-female dance team based out of the Bay Area under the direction of Brandie Schweizer. Lisa became an instructor at Ariel Dance Productions in 2011, and aspires to share her love of dance with all people she comes across.