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Lisa Kwak is a contemporary dance artist based on Duwamish Land in Seattle, WA. She has performed dances by choreographers such as Camille A. Brown, Shapiro & Smith, and has worked with artists including Etienne Cakpo, Gary Champi, Leslie Kraus, Rachael Lincoln, Wilson Mendieta, David Rousseve, Zoe Scofield, Katy Tabb, dani tirrell, Maleek Washington, Ebony Williams, and Kevin Williamson. She has performed with dance companies including the Chamber Dance Company, PRICEArts Never Ending Work (N.E.W)., The Guild Dance Company, The Three Yells, and was a 2021 Village Theatre Northwest Creator Resident. Her musical theater credits include 5th Avenue's production of  AFTERWORDS, A New Musical directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, and is currently a swinging for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderellaat Village Theatre directed by Desdemona Chiang. 

Lisa holds a BA from the University of Washington with majors in dance and international studies. Lisa's academic awards include the University of Washington Dean's Medal for the College of Arts & Sciences division of the Arts (2018), the George and Barbara Akers Scholarship (2017),  the Jackson School of International Studies Undergraduate Book Award (2018), the Dance Program Scholarship Award (2017), and the Purple and Gold Scholarship (2014 - 2018), and she was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and on the Annual Dean's List (2014-2018).

At the heart of Lisa's practice, is the belief that dance and theater have the power to inspire positive change and is a tool of resilience and medicine for individuals and communities. She works to perform and create art that will celebrate the human condition in all its pain, joy, and beauty. 

Photo by Steve Korn