Lisa DeMaio has over 12 years of experience teaching dance and 10 years experience working as a personal trainer and fitness professional. She received her degree in dance from Columbia College in 2001 and went on to perform professionally and tour nationally with Zephyr Dance (Chicago), and later Kairos Dance Co (Los Angeles). In 2005, while teaching in Los Angeles with the Redondo School of Dance and Music, she also became an ACE certified personal trainer and worked in various fitness boutiques around LA. She moved back to Chicago in 2008, where she joined the AAD family. Lisa helped create and direct FYD Fitness, our adult dance fitness program, which launched in September of 2016. In addition to FYD, she is the Recreational Program Director and continues to work to bring the best programming to life for all of our students at AAD!