Lisa-Marie French began her professional career as a ballerina with McGill Danse of Montreal, Que. Upon return to the United States, she was Artistic Director of Ballet at a private studio in Detroit, Michigan and enjoyed being a Detroit Express Cheerleader for the 1984 season.
In 1992, Mrs. French relocated to the Cleveland, Ohio area. She decided to focus her energies on her first love: choreography and direction. She has since worked throughout the NE Ohio area from Oberlin to Ashtabula. Some of her credits include Cats, A Chorus Line, Beauty & The Beast, Jekyll & Hyde and The Miracle Worker.
Mrs. French has been the resident choreographer for Chardon High School since 1999. She has worked as a judge for regional and national dance competitions, as a polish coach for baton twirlers and choreographed a karate dojo demo show. Since 2003, summers are spent as the Coordinating Director of the Rabbit Run Community Arts Association Children’s Theatre Summer Camps programs.
As a faculty member at FAA, Mrs. French hopes to share her passion for the arts of dance, choreography & musical theater with the next generation of fine arts performers.