"Many people think ballet classes are not fun. There is a discipline to ballet, but having fun and working hard go hand in hand. I invite everyone to come and give one of my classes a try. I've always felt you get stronger when you don't realize how hard you're working. I'm very proud of my dancers, we have a lot of laughs along the way. Come join us, so you can fall in love with dance." - Miss Lisa

Lisa Fristoe, artistic director of Dance Express, has over 30 years of experience teaching dance to both children and adults. She is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and has passed both student and teacher examinations. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Mathematics and worked at IBM for 10 years, always teaching dance at night. Lisa has four children, a son and three daughters.  All three daughters have danced their way though Dance Express with their mom. Lisa loves attending her son's baseball games when she's not at the studio. Of course any day in the studio dancing is the best!

In addition to teaching dance technique, Lisa loves the challenge of choreographing full story ballets for her students. She has choreographed and directedSwan Lake, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and The Nutcracker, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of OZ, Beauty & the Beast and The Snow Queen a FROZEN Tale. Each of these original productions have been uniquely designed for her students and include full scenery, costumes and light design. They all have that special Dance Express flair that keeps audiences wanting more.

Lisa believes in a positive teaching style, challenging exercises & choreography with a strong focus on the artistry of dance. Her gentle discipline mixed with humor, positive feedback and genuine interest in her dancers has created numerous success stories. You never know what music Miss Lisa will be playing in ballet class - classical ballet, One Direction, Broadway Showtunes, Disney, disco....
"Whatever gets the students moving is my favorite for the day."
"Dance Express has a family feel. Miss Lisa empowers the girls to grow as leaders, not just dancers. "
-Kathryn Wall, mother of dancer, 2009-15
"Miss Lisa is truly an amazing woman and role model for little girls and boys. She teaches confidence, discipline, body positivity, and acceptance to all of her pupils.
Once you join the Dance Express family, you'll always be a part of it!"
-Katherine Williford, Dance Express Student for 9 years,
currently Owner of Pamut Apparel