LISA RUMBAUSKAS began her training in New Jersey under Gertrude Wylie, and at the age of 7, she joined the New Jersey Dance Theatre Guild. Other training includes The Joffrey School in NYC, American Ballet Theatre, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Lisa holds a BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied with and performed works by Mark Morris, Anne Reinking, Seán Curran, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Gus Solomons Jr., Ronald K. Brown, and Deborah Jowitt, among others. Lisa has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Opus Dance Theater in NYC. Theatre credits include Carousel (Louise), Brigadoon (Maggie Anderson), West Side Story (Anybodys), Cats, Evita, Swing!, The Most Happy Fella (starring George Hearn), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Mrs. Potiphar), to name a few. Additionally, Lisa can be seen in the independent film Louis, choreographed by Hinton Battle. Lisa has been a guest teacher for Revolucion Latina and on faculty at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center in NYC. Lisa is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and and is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3. In 2015, Lisa started Moving Youth Dance Company, a pre-professional company that strives to prepare students for all possible paths of the dance world. For MYDC she has created and choreographed two brand new one act ballets, Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Wizard of Oz. In 2016, MYDC was chosen to participate in Arts for Autism, a benefit performance that took place at The Gershwin (home of Wicked) on Broadway and was hosted by Tony award winner, Kelli O’Hara. Lisa’s choreography to the music of the Broadway show Once was featured accompanied by two of the stars of the original production, Paul Nolan and Errika Walsh. Lisa is honored to say that her choreography and MYDC will be seen once again at this annual benefit on June 19th! Other choreographic credits include, A Chorus Line, Stop the World!, and Spelling Bee.