Originally from Salt Lake City, Lisa Hoyt began her serious dance training at Christiansen School of Dance where she began performing with the International Folk-Ballet. At the age of twelve Ms. Hoyt started studying with Ballet West Conservatory/Academy.
As a Willam Christensen scholarship recipient, Lisa received her BFA in Ballet, with a business minor, from the University of Utah. While working on her undergraduate degree, Lisa performed with Utah Ballet and Character Dance Ensemble at the University of Utah. At that time she also joined Easter Arts, a classical Middle Eastern performing groups, for which she has made award-winning choreography. Currently she serves as Eastern Arts’ Assistant Artistic Director of the dance division and she performs with them both nationally and internationally. After graduation Lisa Hoyt danced with Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada. Following her time with NBT, she earned an MFA in Ballet from the University of Utah. During her studies she was honored to hold the position of Ballet Mistress for both Utah Ballet and Character Dance Ensemble. Lisa has taught throughout Utah and currently serves on the faculty of Ballet West Academy where she teaches character dance and ballet.