Lisa D. Long

Modern Dance

Lisa D. Long


Location: CPAC 269
Phone: (657) 278 - 2563

Please contact the Theatre & Dance Department Office  (657-278 -3628) for current office hours


DANC 122, Modern I
DANC 222, Modern II
DANC 323, Dance Composition

Lisa D. Long is a choreographer, dancer, educator and licensed massage therapist. For thirteen years she danced professionally for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Riedel Dance Theater and was a principal dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope, under the artistic direction of David Hochoy, former rehearsal director of the Martha Graham Dance Company, for eight years. She has created roles in works by Donald Byrd, Kevin Iega Jeff, George Faison, Chuck Davis, and Jin Xing and has performed works by Talley Beatty, Rob Esposito, Andre George, Donald McKayle, Ricardo Melendez, Milton Meyers, Cleo Parker Robinson, and Dereque Whitters

Lisa’s concert choreography and installations have been produced at: DUMBO Dance Festival, Inside Dance Chicago Choreographer’s Showcase, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show, and Daedalus Project, Alabama Dance Festival’s adjudicated New Works Concert and at Electric Lodge and at Miles Memorial Playhouse in Los Angeles. In 2012 her choreography for Chevrolet won fourth place in MOFILM's Las Vegas commercial competition.

Her choreography for theater includes: Two Sisters and A Piano for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Curtains for WKU, Compleat Female Stage Beauty and Milk Milk Lemonade for Rogue Machine Theater in Los Angeles. Clara’s Christmas Dream debuted her choreography Off- Broadway for StageRight Productions and was favorable reviewed by the New York Times. Backstage described her work as “imaginative and inspired.”

She holds an MFA in choreography from CalArts, a BFA in ballet from Texas Christian University, an AA in occupational therapy form Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, and is a certified GYROKINESIS instructor. She has taught at CalArts, UCLA, Butler University and Western Kentucky University. At California State University Fullerton, Lisa teaches modern technique, anatomy/kinesiology for dancers, choreography, and creative dance for children. Lisa works from a belief that as physical and energetic creatures we reach our ultimate potential when these systems flow seamlessly together.

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