Dance Adjudicator - President ADA
ADA Executive, NSW
Lisa Maloney – President Australian Dance Adjudicators
Lisa Maloney is the current President of Australian Dance Adjudicators, being
elected by her peers in 2017 after spending 8 years as the Secretary of
the Association. Being an adjudicator for the past 15 years, Lisa has been able to witness the ever-evolving changes in dance.
- Education and Training
A dedicated dancer and teacher, Lisa is trained in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance but her passion is with tap dancing. Lisa qualified as a teacher with the BDA syllabus in 1981, since then she has put numerous students through exams in all facets of dance with outstanding results. Her attention to technique and performance skills has been a strong attribute of her approach.
- Career Highlights
Lisa’s career has seen her perform on various TV shows and other live
performances throughout Sydney, including performances with Sydney Dance Company on the Kerri-Anne Kennerley morning show.
Both as a studio owner and as a contractor, Lisa has created routines that have placed at multiple competitions, both locally and inter-state. A highlight of her teaching career was travelling overseas with her students to perform in a charity event raising funds for local charities.
- Adjudicating experience
Lisa began her adjudicating career in 2008, in that time she has travelled overseas and interstate as well as adjudicating both metropolitan and country competitions within NSW. She was invited to New Zealand to adjudicate as a specialist in tap and has conduct workshops and scholarship classes within her adjudicating appointments
As a dancer, teacher, “dance mum” and adjudicator, Lisa is very aware of
all that goes into a performance and looks forward to sharing her
knowledge with all performers so that they can continue to develop in
their dancing journey.