Lisa Hicks is a dancer and choreographer. Lisa has been a guest artist in many elementary, middle and high schools throughout Maine as well as an adjunct lecturer at USM, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges. Lisa enjoys teaching dance to dancers of all ages, exploring creative movement, dance improvisation, storytelling and modern dance techniques. Lisa began her dance career as a member of Ram Island Dance Company in Portland from 1986 – 1996. From 1996 – 2007, Lisa was the founding director of New Dance Studio where she taught classes to children and adults and presented her own work along with the work of other New England artists. She is currently the director of the Arts Academy Dance Program at Portland Arts and Technology High School (1999 – present), a professional high school dance program and part of Portland Public Schools.