Director & Faculty

Lisa Bottalico

Flamenco Instructor

Lisa Botalico (Dance, Choreographer) toured throughout the USA as Artistic Director and Principal dancer of La Compania Folklorica Latina under the auspices of the National Theatre of the Performing Arts; performing in such theatres as Town Hall (NYC), Constitution Hall (DC), Society o f the Four Arts (Palm Beach), Chicago Theatre, and the Masonic Temple (L.A.). She has shared the stage with many flamenco greats including Maria Alba, Jose Molina, Manolo Rivera, Orlando Romero, Victorio and Carmen Salao. Lisa performed in collaboration with the great Middle Eastern Dancer, Elena in Flamenco Moro. Currently Lisa is principal dancer and co-artistic director of the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre with whom she has received critical acclaim throughout the tri-state area, including performances at the George Street Playhouse, Crossroads Theatre, Union County Arts Center, Community Theatre of Morristown, Keane University, Passage Theatre, and the Ocean County Arts Center to name a few. She has appeared many times on NJN’s Images/Imagines. Lisa recently conceived and directed Sueno de Una Nina, a Spanish Dance Ballet based on the Nutcracker Ballet. Her upcoming performances include The Feast of Sarah at the George Street Playhouse in May and The Sephardic Connection (The Story of the Spanish Jews) at the new performing arts center at Princeton High School. Lisa dances regularly at the tablao at Spain Inn II in Clinton.