Lisa Wymore began her graduate study at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she was awarded a Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship, an Outstanding Achievement Award, and a Moe Family Award for her creativity. After graduating with an M.F.A. in Dance in 1998, she moved to Chicago and began her career as dancer, choreographer, and teacher. For her choreography, Lisa has been twice awarded Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, and has been awarded several Community Arts Assistant Program Grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Her work has been seen in numerous festivals, including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Summer Solstice Celebration, Dance Chicago, and the Performing Arts Chicago PAC/edge Festival. In January 2004, she traveled to Vietnam working on a project entitled Artistic Voices Across Cultures in Collaboration. She is now an Assistant Professor at the University of California Berkeley in the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.