DANCE CARIBE PERFORMING COMPANY
Preserving through dance, the cultural diversity of the Caribbean
Core Lead Dancer
ALISA LEWIS, born in Canada of Trinidadian decent, has always taken pride in her cultural background. She began dancing at the age of 4 years with the Scarborough Caribbean Youth Dance Ensemble.
She later became a member of DCPC Junior Performing Company during her teenage years, partaking in many Caribbean Junior Folklore Dance Festivals and Productions. After graduating from high school, Alisa went on to pursue a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London; retiring from her dance career with Dance Caribe.
Since then Alisa has completed a Graduate degree in Social Work and is working as a professional with children and families. While undergoing her studies, she continued to show her love of dance by occasionally performing with DCPC and performing some of her own choreography for cultural shows and weddings.
In addition to Alisa’s dancing career, she has served as Master of Ceremonies for the Junior Carnival parade competitions during a number of Caribana seasons. Alisa is privileged to be have performed in DCPC 20th anniversary production "SAYAMANDA” and the 25th anniversary production "Then and Now" and keeping the culture of Caribbean folk dance alive in the community.