Lisa Ann is Dance Principal and Teacher for our Truro, Falmouth and Helston Dance classes, teaching Ballet, Hip-Hop, Street, Contemporary, Freestyle, Musical Theatre, Commercial and Stage dance.
Lisa started dancing with the BBO (British Ballet Organisation) from the age of 2 years old studying Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Contemporary achieving honours and highly recommended in exams. She gained a scholarship with BBO London when she was 12years old and spent several years training with top teachers in London and performing around the country.
Lisa Trained in IDTA Freestyle Dance Teaching, in which she is now a Licentiate, allowing her to hold IDTA exams and Competitions. She is a Qualified Associate of Ballet with the IDTA, OFQUAL registered.
Lisa has taught in local schools such as Doubletree's, working with young people with learning disabilities, local youth clubs, and regularly teaches for Carrick Dance at Richard Lander School.
Lisa has choreographed for NAOS Productions, Mawgan Porth Caberet, danced in the musical shows such as ‘Gypsy’, and has performed with Wayne Sleep at the HFC, also working with the Hiss and Boo Company. She danced for a Cabaret Act for 7 years since the age of 18, attending events and hosting hen parties across Cornwall regularly.
With her competition teams she has gained over 50 1st-3rd places and gained Championship Titles with highly trained students from Cornwall Dance School.
Lisa was on Britains Next Top Model (Series 5), and has worked as a model since the age of 16, in promotion and shooting for covers and spreads in Magazines regularly, her photographs can be seen on Ron Hill Clothing, Vogue, Caravan Club, Glaxo Smith Kline and Dotty Magzine. Working with Louis Marriette, Ed Hardy, Huggy Raggnerson and Nicole De Carle her profile has grown and grown.
Lisa McNally became the owner of Cornwall Dance School in 2012, she has since then managed to introduce many modern styles of dance to the school, alongside IDTA exams and Teacher Training to students in Cornwall at Affordable prices. She has introduced the charity PAEF (Performing Arts Enabling Fund) to students at Cornwall Dance School, along with the help of Parents at the School, alongside creating two shows a year and hosting various events and fundraisers each year.
Alongside her Dance Training, she holds her Health & Safety Level 2, Epilepsy and Life Support Training, First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid & Safeguarding Level 3. Lisa has a Safeguarding Lead Level 3 Certificate, is LADO Level 3 trained and has a Level 3 Child Psychology Diploma. She has also recently gained a Level 4 SEND Diploma.
Other Credits include;
Programmes and advertising: Blue Peter, The Surgery (BBC), The Caravan Club, Kernow Clothing, Virgin Holidays, Todka, Febreeze, Ron Hill, Newquay Life Guards and Newquay Hydrotherapy Centre.
Theatre Productions: Annie, Steel Magnolia's, Jack and the Beanstalk, Oklahoma, Bugsy Malone.
Films: World War Z, About Time.