Jazz Faculty Bio | Lisa Harvie | Steps on Broadway
Faculty - Steps on Broadway


Lisa Harvie

Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Lisa Harvie is a New York City based dancer, educator, and choreographer. She holds her MFA in Dance from Montclair State University and is a graduate of the University of Toronto. She is a member of Actors Equity and of the Royal Academy of Dance (A.R.A.D).

Lisa is a long-standing faculty member at Steps on Broadway, teaching for the Open Professional Division, as well as the Youth and Conservatory Programs. She teaches at Vassar College in both the Dance and Drama Departments and is a choreographer for the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre. She is on faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University and is a guest artist at Iona University.

Lisa has taught at Joffrey Ballet School, NYU's Strasberg Institute, The School at Columbia, Connecticut Dance Conservatory, Cumbrae Dance Center, and has given master classes for the Open Jar Institute, Verb Ballets, Destination Broadway, the British Association of Dance, and the Elan Awards in New York City. She has choreographed for Women in Motion, the Foolish Theater Company, as well for Gateway Playhouse (Associate), and has showcased a multitude of pieces at Steps on Broadway, the most recent of which was performed at the Joyce Theater. National and regional performance credits include West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Singin' in the Rain, Oklahoma, Footloose, Kiss Me Kate, Rags, The Great White Way, and Scrooge.

Jazz Class Description:
Lisa Harvie is a versatile jazz teacher and choreographer. Her contemporary interpretation of jazz as a hybrid art form, pays close attention to the technique and style that set it apart from other disciplines. Her background in ballet, tap, highland and musical theater cross over choreographically and her warm-up is built on a solid technical dance foundation that also incorporates the benefits of yoga. In maintaining a connection to the fundamental roots of jazz dance, there is a strong focus on musicality and movement specificity -- emphasizing physical initiation and dynamic execution. Her classes offer an athletic outlet within a supportive and welcoming environment and will challenge a dancer's endurance and elevate performance.