Photo: Jan La Salle
Advanced Beginner Theater Jazz
July 1, 2021, 12:30-1:45 p.m. (EDT)
Lisa’s style was profoundly influenced by her dad and first dance teacher, Tony Bevinetto. Born in New Orleans in the ’20s, he had a deep understanding of jazz music and dance developed from the neighborhood street dances of his childhood and the athletic exuberance of jitterbug learned when he served in WWII in the ’40s. He added ballet training after the war before embarking on a long, successful career of choreography, performance, and teaching. Lisa was also greatly influenced by Luigi, the legendary jazz teacher. Her class begins with a short Luigi Jazz Warm Up, followed by a classic jazz combination. She stresses style, lines, intention, and musicality.
Lisa’s NYC performance credits include “Marathon ‘33” at Webster Hall and performances of an original work by Luigi for the JCE Jazz Dance Project. Her film and television credits include roles in “Summer Rental,” Glen Campbell’s “Southern Nights (CBS), “Rumpelstiltskin” (PBS). The JCE Jazz Dance Project presented a piece choreographed by Lisa at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, and her choreography was also presented at Symphony Space as part of LUIGI…a Benefit-Tribute. A student of the Luigi Jazz Technique since childhood, Lisa has been a sub/guest teacher at Luigi’s Jazz Centre in NYC since 2010. Lisa has taught jazz dance at Ripley-Grier Studios, Baryshnikov Arts Center and other dance studios in NYC and the U.S. She currently teaches Theater Jazz at Steps on Broadway.
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