Whether you are a professional dancer or hobbyist, attending a big dance event can be overwhelming for an introvert. In this class Lisa will suggest things you can do before, during and after the event to make your experience more relaxing, fun and worthwhile.
Lisa Allred was introduced to bellydancing in 2004 by her twin sister, Terri. Soon thereafter she started attending classes with Dawn Ruckert and fell in love with ATS® . The group format, challenging improvisation, shared leadership and beauty resonated with her in a profound way. The universal language of ATS® has allowed her to dance with others from around the world and to make so many new friends. She is a Director of Dayanisma, a well known ATS® troupe located in Raleigh, NC. In pursuance of her love of group improvisation, she has also attended Fly Fusion® Foundation Certification course and loves the way this vocabulary has enriched her dance.
In addition to teaching at the BDBA, Lisa is also a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years experience working with children, families, communities and nonprofits. As a clinician she specialized in helping victims of child sexual abuse, intimate partner violence (domestic violence), and sexual assault. She has advocated for survivors by leading coalitions that changed NC laws (marital rape and stalking), running nonprofits dedicated to these issues and serving as an expert witness for the courts. She is employed full-time for a large company in their Work/Life department and assists employees with personal issues related to parenting, relationships and achieving work/life balance. She has also served on the Ethics Committee for the NC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and as an adjunct instructor at NC State University in the Graduate School of Social Work.