Happendance Impulse Artistic DirectorLisa Whiting Dobson
is on the faculty of the MSU Department of Media and Information where she teaches television producing and directing. Winner of over seventy regional, national, and international awards for her producing, directing, and editing work, she is also a TV Producer/Director for the Catholic Diocese of Lansing, adjunct faculty in the Digital Media, Audio, and Cinema Department at LCC, and is Artistic Director of Happendance Impulse and DANCE Lansing Community Dance Project. Lisa has taught dance for thirty years at local studios including Nancie Bauer School Of Dance, Synergy, Class Act, and Fusion Dance Center. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Happendance (Past President), and has served on the Board of Directors of Children's Ballet Theatre of Michigan (Past President), Michigan Dance Association (Past Secretary, Past Vice President), Michigan Dance Council (Past Secretary), and Michigan Youth Arts Festival (Past Dance Division Director). Lisa has stage managed numerous dance and theatrical productions at LCC, Wharton Center, and other community venues including Three Penny Opera, A Room With A View, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, LightVisions, Ah! Wilderness, Ragtime, Vigil, A View From The Bridge, The Shrike, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, The Graduate, Smoke on the Mountain, Keep On The Sunnyside, Poetry's Motion, The American Spirit, Broadway Beat, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, and Christmas Cabaret. Lisa holds four degrees in telecommunication, psychology, and dance.