Feat. our wonderful Festival faculty! Meet Lisa Grimes, Managing Director of Freespace Dance, who will be teaching Jazz and Repertory. #summerintensive #jazzdance #freespacedance Lisa has been a dance educator and administrator for over 30 years. Lisa was a founding member of Freespace Dance and performed professionally for three years before taking on her current administrative role in 2002. Lisa also coordinates and is the primary teacher for Freespace Dance’s dance program, residencies and after school enrichment programs. She has worked with various inner city school systems throughout New Jersey, with a particular emphasis on integrating dance into the middle school curriculum. She has been on faculty of her alma mater, Montclair State University Dance and Theater department, since 1999. She has also served on the faculties at Raritan Valley Community College and County College of Morris. In 2014, Lisa assumed the role of Executive Director of Dance New Jersey, the state’s service and advocacy for dancers and dance organizations.