Lisa Forsyth Yosyk
At the young age of three, Lisa took her first tap class. Her love of dance quickly grew to include all styles of dance. For several years, under the direction of Ms. Barbara Daurie, she studied Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Musical Theatre. She successfully completed many dance exams from various syllabi including ADAPT, CDTA, and RAD as well as competed locally, nationally and internationally.
Lisa first started teaching in 1992 and although she loved choreographing for many Tap and Jazz performing groups, she really treasured spending her Saturday mornings galloping with the pre-school children. When not teaching, she was taking her own ballet classes. Lisa completed several senior RAD ballet exams with the Royal Dance Conservatory under the guidance of Ms. Kirsten Greer and Ms. Vi Robertson.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Winnipeg, Lisa began teaching Mathematics at Sisler High School. For the past 15 years, Lisa has been working with students in the school’s Accelerated Math Program. She has also been the primary teacher/choreographer for the school’s dance team Sisler’s Most Wanted (SMW). She has found it very rewarding being able to see her students passion for dance grow during their high school years. The team has won numerous awards for their technique and showmanship including Adjudicator’s Choice for Open piece four years in a row. Students who have graduated from SMW have been accepted into the RWB Professional Division, Contemporary School of Dance Professional Program as well as The Canadian College of Performing Arts.
Career highlights include: playing a “Feverette” in the Manitoba Teacher’s Society version of “A Midsummer Night’s Fever”, backup dancer at the Winnipeg Arena for Martin Nievera, choreographer for various Ricki’s Canada fashion shows, guest choreographer for Little Opera Company, and receiving the “Teacher of Distinction Award” from the University of Manitoba in 2012.
Lisa is also the proud mother of two special little dancers: Evan and Taylor. While they already share their mom’s love for music and dance, she cannot wait until they are old enough to take their own classes.