Dr. Lisa Ellis holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Hons) and is currently working as a junior doctor in Melbourne, Australia. She has over 10 years of experience as a dance coach with expertise in jazz technique, classical ballet and ballet conditioning. She holds her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management and an Associate Diploma in Cecchetti Ballet. She also holds her Advanced II Cecchetti Ballet Certificate, attained with Honours.
Dr. Lisa draws on her extensive knowledge of anatomy, muscle physiology, childhood development and psychology from her medical degree and combines this with her vast experience teaching dance to produce programs tailored to increase a dancer's technical ability, artistic vocabulary and overall health and well-being, as well as to educate dancers about injury prevention. She is passionate about using dance to help as many young people as possible discover the tools to sustainably make and keep them healthy, happy, successful beings in love with life and dance.
Dr. Lisa Ellis is a pioneer in worldwide jazz technique. With a focus on injury prevention, she teaches dancers to love themselves and celebrate the incredible feats their bodies are able to perform.
As well as running her DANCE PRESCRIPTION program based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Lisa tours nationally and internationally with her Just What The Doctor Ordered Workshops. These popular masterclasses focus on understanding the anatomy, psychology and physiology of dance in order to fast track dancers' successes in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Dr. Lisa has recently adjudicated Victoria's popular dance competition, Jump Dance Challenge, and will be holding workshops as part of their Victorian State Championships later this year. She is excited to be a part of Xchange Dance Tour's massive Melbourne and Sydney events in addition to workshops at over 30 different studios in 2017 so far.
When she's not working closely with the youth of today, Dr. Lisa Ellis can be found working full time as a doctor at a metropolitan Melbourne hospital, or snuggling her miniature dachshund Peanut Butter on the couch with a cup of tea.
THE BIG NAMES.
Dr. Lisa has toured nationally and internationally, teaching dance all over the U. S. A, United Kingdom and Australia. She has worked with many talented young stars including Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler, Nia Sioux, Kalani Hilliker, Kendall Vertes and Brynn Rumfallo.