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About Lisa

LISA ‘MONALISA’ BERMAN is the founder and Artistic Director of BRKFST Dance Company, recipient of the 2019 Artist Initiative Grant to produce “Dreamers,” a short experimental dance film deemed official selection in ten international film festivals receiving multiple accolades for Best Experimental Film and Grand Jury Award, 2016 McKnight Dancer Fellowship, and 2008 Jerome Travel and Study Grant. Berman has choreographed works as a Cowles Guest Artist at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for the University Dance Theatre production in collaboration with both Joseph Tran and BRKFST Dance Company. She has performed in Minnesota, Florida, Washington DC, New York, the Netherlands, and Ireland. MonaLisa is currently working as a Breaking instructor for Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, resident Teaching Artist for The Cowles Center, and choreographer for Hamline University.

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