Ms. Lisa Levy is a metro Detroit native who grew up in Farmington Hills, MI. She discovered dance at age 4 years old, falling in love with ballet immediately and insisted that her parents sign her up for classes. She attributes the bulk of her early studies to Detroit’s Carole Cotter (a former Boston Ballet ballerina), for whom Levy also taught children’s classes. Later, Levy studied with the late acclaimed ballet instructor, Mr. Iacob Lascu (Marygrove College and Oakland University Dance Departments), and as a high school student,  had the privilege to perform as a corps de ballet member for Lascu’s well-respected production of “The Nutcracker.”  Levy supplemented her classical training with various Summer Ballet Intensives, including those at Marygrove College and the International Ballet Seminar (instructors: Gelsey Kirkland, Janina Cunova, Mikhail Lavrovsky, Audre Deckmann Mendel, Ute Mitreuter, Victoria Rockhill-Schneider, Jurgen Schneider, Mark Spivak, Margarita Zagurskaya). She holds an Associate Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s of Science in Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology). She has a long history of work with agencies that assist children facing particularly difficult challenges, including agencies which assist children in crisis and children with autism. At Ballet Renaissance, her passion for ballet meets her commitment to help children. Levy has taught for Ballet Renaissance since 2011 and is a particularly generous, patient, committed and significant member of our Michigan Ballet Renaissance family.