Lisa Kraus studied at the Graham and Cunningham Schools and with James Waring before attending Bennington College where Judith Dunn and Steve Paxton were her teachers.
originated roles in Glacial Decoy, Opal Loop, and Son of Gone Fishin' as well as appearing in the television and film projects Making Dances and Beyond the Mainstream.
In 2003, she was Rehearsal Director for the Paris Opera Ballet's production of Glacial Decoy, first teaching the work and then returning to coach in 2004.
In 2012 she
co-taught Line Up for performances in the Venice Biennale.
own work has been presented in the US, Europe and Australia and awarded Choreographer's Fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Independence Foundation
She was on the faculty of the European Dance Development Center in the Netherlands for a decade and has also served as adjunct faculty member at Swarthmore College, Temple University, and New York University, as well as guest teaching at numerous schools and arts centers inter/nationally.
Lisa has written extensively on dance for publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer and Dance Magazine, and co-founded thINKingDANCE, an online dance journal.
Shick has also worked and performed with many New York based colleagues including a two year project with TBDC
alums Eva Karczag and Lisa Kraus