Columbus Ballet, Dance Conservatory names new director

The Columbus State Dance Conservatory has a new director: Lisa Carter, a former examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance who has performed at and led workshops and performances around the world.

The conservatory is a part of CSU's Continuing Education programs, providing classical ballet training and performing opportunities as well as classes for children and adults.

The conservatory is also the official school of the Columbus Ballet. Carter will lead both.

She started today.

"Teaching completes my career and fuels my relationship, love and passion for dance," Carter said in a release. "In my teaching, I offer students an avenue that incorporates the physical, mental and the emotional, guiding them to conceptualize the perfect form through explanation, motion, coordination and demonstration. I always strive for the highest standards through excellence."

Carter studied with both David Howard at Vassar and, in 2010, with Suki Schorer at the School of American Ballet. Carter has attended workshops at the School of American Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet School and the National Ballet School of Cuba, among others.

She earned degrees and certificates from the University of Cape Town, the Royal Academy of Dance and Creighton University, in Nebraska.