[Administrative Assistant, Instructor]
Lisa Walters found Taneytown Dance Center in the fall of 2013 while searching for a studio to transition her young daughters to formal dance training. Within her first season at TDC, she knew she had found their home studio.
Lisa comes to TDC with an eclectic background and education. She started dancing in ballet and tap combination classes as a young child and as a teen participated in New Dorp High School’s annual Sing! competion and was part of the dance ensemble of Gateway Church’s Celebrate Christmas production under the direction of former Rockette, Nancy Taylor. After a fine arts-focused high school track, she attended King College to study Behavioral Science and later attended CUNY: College of Staten Island where she pursued a major in Fine Arts and international study at the American University of Rome. While attending college she enrolled in various ballet and dance classes. After studying abroad she enlisted in the US Navy where she served as a Cryptologic Technician. Completing her military service, Lisa remained at home to build her family with her husband. While raising their six children, Lisa has continued to build and develop her art skills and is the artist behind CreativLEi. With only one child currently homeschooling, a more flexible schedule allows her to create art for the community and businesses of Carroll County with a specialty in window murals. She has been the artist responsible for the “Paint Carroll Pink” campaign for Carroll Hospital’s annual PINK Fling since 2020.
In 2015 Lisa began to assist with social media management and in later seasons became TDC’s administrative assistant. In 2019 she began apprenticing to teach the preschool-aged programs. Her first dancers took the stage in the Spring of 2021. She is currently the first teacher for some of our youngest dancers at the studio, who start around 2.5 years old.
“Teaching the youngest dancers here at TDC is an incredible privilege, not only do I have the responsibility of introducing a positive dance experience to little ones, but I also have the opportunity to get to know their parents and encourage them during some of the most challenging early parenting years, as well as giving them a much-needed break to connect with other parents in our tight-knit community in our lobby while I am working with their children.”