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refreshing movement


       
As my mother watched “Dirty Dancing” in the movie theater, I made my dance debut with a kick in the womb.  Raised as a ballerina,  I  cherish memories of performing full length ballets with the Evergreen City Ballet, directed by Wade Walthall.
       At age 16, the liveliness of the Seattle Hip-Hop scene drew me in, and inspired me to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the music and dance industry.  
        After moving to Los Angeles,  I especially enjoyed touring China as a dancer for Pop Star Jay Chou, training in New York City at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and dancing as a leading futuristic lady in Steve Aoki and Waka Flocka’s music video, “Rage the Night Away.” 

        In 2012 I founded “Soul of Cali", a positive environment for youth to train, create, and discover personal style from the inside out. SOC is now available to youth through the city of Santa Monica.
        Professionally, I have arrived at a lively crossroad of Dance Instruction and Early Childhood Education. My experience as a dance atelierista at Maple Tree Academy, a Reggio based Preschool, fused with extensive dance experience, has called me to explore writing and designing original dance adventures for young children. My “Save the World” dance along for kids produced by Mega Mace has been translated into several languages and broadcasted by Cyberobics through out Europe. When I'm not dancing, you can find me hanging out with Osani, my baby son, visitng local art galleries, or brewing up a passion project.

          





Lisa Medford
Founder & Director