Lisa Gelley is a versatile performer, teacher and choreographer in contemporary and urban dance. She received her training in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada and abroad in Belgium, France and Italy. In 2007-8, she trained and performed as a guest interpreter at Le Groupe Dance Lab in Ottawa. She has traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel where she carried out two intensive periods of study in Gaga and Batsheva Dance Company repertoire with Ohad Naharin. She has performed in works by choreographers including Dana Gingras, Amber Funk Barton, Justine Chambers, Vanessa Goodman, Martha Carter, and has been a member of Aeriosa (Julia Taffe) since 2009, broadening her practice to include vertical contemporary dance in rock climbing systems on urban building walls and mountains. In addition to her work as a performer/choreographer, Lisa values opportunities to connect with young dancers and emerging professionals through contemporary dance education in Vancouver. Lisa is the recipient of the 2015 Vancouver International Dance Festival Choreographic Award.
photo by David Cooper.