Lisa A. Toups, Owner

Lisa A. Toups is an experienced and award winning teacher and choreographer. She is certified by Dance Masters of America and her choreography has been featured by the Southeast Regional Ballet Association. She was recognized at the International Dance Festival in Los Angeles, California for her dedication to the art of dance, her unique style of choreography and her promotion of anti-violence through dance. Several of Ms. Toups’ students have performed professionally with leading dance companies and on Broadway. She has coached students into the finals of the Youth Grand Prix and other technical dance competitions. Whether it is a full scholarship to a dance college or acceptance into a professional company, her students are consistently prepared for any dance endeavor they choose.

Ms. Toups is a past faculty member of the Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School and has been the featured jazz instructor for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. She serves on the advisory board of the Kennesaw State University Dance Department. Ms. Toups is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre and is currently the Director of Georgia Dance Conservatory, both located in Marietta.

“Lisa Toups is a master teacher and choreographer. With her innate sense of creativity, she is able to create dances that showcase the incredible talents and skills of her dancers.”

~ Earl Reece
Executive Director of The Strand Theatre
Chair of the Education Task Force for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre