Lisa Kwak loves to dance and create. Lisa has danced in works by Camille A. Brown, Shapiro & Smith, Dani Tirrell, Veronika Lee Bek, Rachael Lincoln, Etienne Cakpo, and Leslie Kraus, among others. Lisa has worked with dance companies including PRICEArts N.E.W., and The Guild Dance Company, and was a 2021 Village Theatre Northwest Creator Resident. She is currently in rehearsals at the 5th Avenue Theatre for its production of AFTERWORDS, a new musical choreographed by Ebony Williams.
In addition to dance, Lisa is developing her skills in graphic design and clothing design. She also works 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