LISA MARIE WRAGG A.I.D.T.A
PRINCIPLE / MANAGING DIRECTOR / OWNER
Lisa is a born and bred Sheffielder and founded LMW Dance in 2012 with the aim of sharing her passion and love for the performing arts and making these subjects accessible to all.
Lisa began her dance, drama and singing tuition at an early age working her way through the grades, performing at many regional and London based theatres and been nominated for the I.D.T.A international scholarship for Theatre Craft. Upon finishing School she began her study at the Sheffield College where she attained an A Level in dance, AS Level in dance and a Btec National Diploma in dance and performing arts. She then moved to Nottingham to start her professional training on a scholarship placement at the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, graduating with a professional diploma in dance and musical theatre (Distinction.) Lisa has since continued her professional training at Pineapple Dance Studios, London, The Actors Centre, London and Studio Harmonic, Paris, as well as spending ten years in London living and working as a professional performer and teacher.
Lisa is a fully qualified dance teacher with the I.D.T.A as an Associate member of the freestyle dance branch (Honours) and a Pre-Associate member of the Ballet branch (Highly Commended.) She has her I.D.T.A Anatomy and Physiology Diploma and is also a fully qualified first aider.
Lisa is extremely passionate about her work and thoroughly enjoys seeing her students grow and have fun whilst learning and keeping fit, as well as enjoying meeting new people and travelling with her work.
As a teacher, Lisa has taught dance, cheerleading, drama and keep fit throughout the UK to a range of age groups and standard of student. She has choreographed for shows, given audition prep with students gaining successful entrance to School’s including Sylvia Young Theatre Arts and The Richmond College, and has taught the I.D.T.A dance syllabus and LAMDA Speech and Drama syllabus with students passing exams with Distinction and Honours. Lisa has taught classes and workshops privately, in academic institutions, in gyms/leisure centres and theatre Schools as well as at London’s prestigious Pineapple Dance Studios.
As a performer some of Lisa’s professional credits include dancer and understudy Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Mansfield Palace Theatre, dancer for Tinchy Stryder at the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, dancer in Bollywood Steps UK Tour, dancer in Bollywood movie ‘Chikka Bukku,’ dancer and skin artist in Milkshake Party Party Live TV commercial for channel 5, dancer in The Outcast for the BBC, ft. actress in Walkers Crisps TV commercial, Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk UK Tour, ft. actress in Turismo de Canarias “Londres” viral and dancer and magic act artist in The Great British Circus UK Tour.
She has also appeared in the following feature films and TV productions: “Luther” BBC, “My Mad Fat Diary” E4, Virgin Trains TV commercial, “Man from U.N.C.L.E”, “Now You See Me 2” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.