Company: HS2
Home Town: Miami FL

Lissa graduated from Miami’s New World School of the Arts, attended the Boston Conservatory and attended summer programs at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Juilliard School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Joffrey Ballet. Choreographers whose works she’s performed include Thang Dao, Gregory Dawson, Tony Fabre, Martha Graham, Judith Jamison, José Limón, Peter London, Ohad Naharin, Alwin Nikolais, Uri Sands, Hofesh Shecter and Didy Veldman. In 2009, Smith won the “Arts for Life!” dance scholarship presented by Florida’s Former First Lady Columba Bush, and received a Young Professional Award from the Martha Hill Dance Fund and Jacob’s Pillow in 2012. Smith joined Hubbard Street 2 as an apprentice in August 2011 and was promoted in August 2012.

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