Lisa Kwak loves dancing and creating. She currently works with dance companies Dani Tirrell and the Congregation, The Guild Dance Company, and PRICEArts N.E.W., and is a 2021 Village Theatre Northwest Creator Resident. Lisa has previously danced with The Three Yells, and artists such as Rachael Lincoln and Etienne Cakpo, among others. In addition to dance, Lisa is interested in developing her skills in graphic design, and film directing. When she is not making art, Lisa is working for the University of Washington Department of Dance as the Operations & Media Specialist in Seattle, WA.
Lisa holds a BA from the University of Washington with majors in dance and international studies. There she was awarded the Dean's Medal for the College of Arts & Sciences division of the Arts (2018). She was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, on the Annual Dean's List (2014-2018), and received the George and Barbara Akers Scholarship (2017), Jackson School of International Studies Undergraduate Book Award (2018), Dance Program Scholarship Award (2017), and the Purple and Gold Scholarship (2014 - 2018).
Lisa believes that dance has the power to inspire positive change, and is a tool of resilience for individuals and communities. She works to create art that will celebrate the human condition in all its pain, joy, and beauty.
Photo by Steve Korn