Dance – Meet the Coach

Head coach Lisa Gilliam is also a teacher of Spanish,  ELL and dance at North Eugene HS. She will be entering her tenth year of teaching next fall.  Lisa brings over 13 years of experience teaching dance in the community.

Lisa earned her minor in Dance at the University of Oregon and also has studied various genres of dance since she was a little girl. She has studied jazz, lyrical jazz, hip hop and modern extensively. She has also studied ballet, African dance, salsa, flamenco, and Middle Eastern dance.

Lisa transitioned into entrepreneurship, being owner and director of the The Dance Factory for from 2006-2011. Retiring from studio ownership she passed the torch along to colleague and friend Roshny Bhakta in the 2011-12 year.

Lisa continues to be a strong force in the dance community both choreographing, judging and performing locally.

She is thrilled to be the head coach of the North Eugene Dance team  program and is continuously inspired and motivated by her dancers to dream bigger and to push their potential.