Lisa Davies joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 1993 at the invitation of Lawrence Rhodes where she was promoted to soloist and danced contemporary works by Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Edouard Lock, William Forsythe, Mats Ek and others. Her classical repertoire with GBC included ballets such as Giselle, Les Sylphides, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee, Nutcracker, and numerous works by George Balanchine. Lisa guested with La La La Human steps for the production of Exaucé/Salt in 1998.
In 2009 Lisa returned to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens as rehearsal director. Since then she has been invited to work as Ballet Master, Rehearsal Director or Guest Teacher for The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Zurich, Ballet BC, Czech National Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Charlotte Ballet, The Akram Khan Company, RUBBERBANDance Group, Wayne McGregor Random Dance Company, BJM Danse, Cas Public & Liberamae Performance and Film. Lisa also works as assistant to Christian Spuck setting his full length work Leonce und Lena for various companies throughout the world.
In October 2014 she was invited by Catherine Viau and David Pressault Danse to take the helm of Transformation Danse which she integrated as the flagship event of Danse à la Carte, a nonprofit organization which she had recently founded. Pulling from her extensive experience, versatility and network as a professional dancer and rehearsal director she has brought forth a new era of support services and projects for professional dancers and choreographers designed to encourage and facilitate research in creation, development and production. In under five years, via this organization, she has provided support to 98 choreographers in the research and development of 99 creations and hosted 19 internationally renowned artists to share rarely accessible skills, approaches and methods with over 500 professional dancers.
Photo : Sasha Onyshchenko