Lisa Norman, Council Member
Lisa Gerding Norman started her dance training at a very early age at “All That Dance, Inc.” and continued training well into her college years. Norman is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, Hawaiian, tumbling, hip-hop, and cheer/drill. In high school, she was a three-year member of the Varsity Pom Pon squad at Putnam City West High School. During her senior year, she became a Universal Dance Association All-Star.
Once entering college at the University of Central Oklahoma, Norman became a dance major and member of the Kaleidoscope Dance Company.
Following her studies at UCO, she successfully ran an independent dance program through local daycares.
Upon moving to the Dallas area, Norman toured with “Mirror Image” as a principal performer.
Norman was one of the most sought after dancer/choreographers on the Industrial/Corporate show circuit. These performances opened doors for Norman to explore music videos, commercials, and print advertising, which would launch her to the next stage of her career of operating a dance studio and teaching at Preston Center Dance.
Norman is also very proud to be the instructor for the “Need to Dance” class and to have had a significant role in starting the special needs dance class at Preston Center Dance.
Norman also is honored to teach dance every summer for the Camp Cavett Foundation, an annual summer camp hosted for kids with life-threatening illness. Norman thoroughly enjoys teaching and inspiring all her dancers to embrace the love, passion, discipline, and excitement of dance.
She choreographs for various events and groups around the Dallas area and attends and judges for numerous conventions, workshops, and competitions within the dance circuit including Dance Masters of America and Talent on Parade.
Lisa is also a co-owner of Synergy Performing Arts Competition. Competition dance is another passion Lisa has grown to love.
Lisa thoroughly enjoys teaching and inspiring all her dancers to embrace the love, passion, discipline, and excitement of dance.
Lisa has been married to her wonderful husband Chip for 14 years, and they have a 13-year-old son Ross and a 3-year-old son Jace.