Lisa Hammond grew up dancing in the Phoenix area. She received a scholarship to and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a BFA in dance. She has completed her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
As a dancer, Lisa performed on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and was also a member of the local modern dance troupe “Scorpius”. She has taught dance at Highland High School, Mesa Community College, and many studios all around the valley. She has since made Desert Star Dance her home base, where she teaches jazz classes and lyrical/contemporary classes, and is the co-director of the Senior Company.
Lisa has excellent communication skills and her teaching style is clear and concise. She also has a great sense of humor and unlimited patience to help students succeed. As a choreographer, Lisa is innovative and edgy with a great comedic flair. She is a choreographic risk taker which has resulted in numerous awards for Desert Star Dance including “Top Choreography”, and “Most Entertaining” at numerous competitions.
Lisa is happily married to Aaron Hammond, also known fondly as “Mr. Lisa” around the studio. She has three young children - Taylor, Sydney, and Jake. We are so proud to have such a gifted and talented instructor on our staff at DSD