Lisa Iannacito McBride graduated from the School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet, with additional training from the Boston Ballet School and The Juilliard School. She received her BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase where she performed works by Paul Taylor, Jose Limon and Mark Morris, in addition to many roles in The Nutcracker. Upon graduation, she toured Spain with Ballet Contemporaneo de Burgos under the direction of Kazuko Hirabayashi. Lisa went on to perform with a number of New York City-based companies. She was a member and Associate Artistic Director of Riedel Dance Theater from 2006-2012. Jonathan Riedel created several solos for Ms. McBride who went on to stage his work for NYSSSA, Pace University, and the Albany Berkshire Ballet. From 2007-2012, she was a member of Lydia Johnson Dance, returning in 2017 for a guest appearance. During her time with LJD, she was a teacher for their school and company residencies at Peridance, as well as a rehearsal director. With Dances Patrelle, she served as Managing Director before performing and ballet mistressing for The Yorkville Nutcracker. Ms. McBride expanded upon her knowledge of movement by receiving her Pilates certification from the Kane School of Core Integration and her 200 Hour Vinayasa Yoga certification from mang’Oh Yoga. She was Studio Manager for mang’Oh Yoga from 2010-2015 and was invited to join their Teacher Training faculty in 2012. Miss Lisa has been on the faculty at Logrea Dance Academy, Ballet Academy East, the Mark Morris Dance Center, NYSSSA, Pace University, CK Dance, and Saratoga Springs Youth Ballet. Upon moving back to the Albany area, she rejoined the Albany Berkshire Ballet, performing in and serving as ballet mistress for their Nutcracker, Rockwell Suites, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and repertory seasons.