Lisa Kaplan Barbash
Lisa is the Artistic Director of TDS Dance Company and has had the honor of teaching, choreographing, directing and owning her studio for the past forty one amazing years. If you ask, she will say that her passion for dance and teaching is still as spot on, as it was the first day that she unlocked her new studio doors in 1980. A certified life-time member of Dance Educators of America and a certified Acrobatic Arts studio, Lisa and her students are also the two time recipient of the ADCC Studio Excellence Award, the 2022 Imagine National Champions, 2022 Showstopper National Champions as well as Starpower, Starbound, Nexstar, Elite Dance Challenge, Turn It Up Dance Challenge and Diva Dance Challenge Champions. Beginning our 42nd Season, Lisa has been a leader in the dance industry for many years and is the recipient of numerous Outstanding Choreography Excellence Awards and Excellence in Technique awards. Her studio has been named on of the TOP 50 Dance Studios in the Country for three consecutive years. Many of Lisa’s dance students have been accepted to various prestigious colleges and have gone on to be successful in many aspects of dance, teaching, owning studios and performing in the entertainment industry. Whether dancing for the fun of it or with a career of dance in mind, the love and joy of dance is always at the fore front of our studio. Creating an environment for young artists to grow and succeed is one of her greatest accomplishments.