Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Lisa began dancing as a young child. At age twelve, she was selected to train in the intensive division at the Boston Ballet School. During her time there, she was also invited to participate in summer study programs at American Ballet Theater in New York City, Orlando Ballet, and Houston Ballet. Upon graduating she moved to New York city, where she completed her dance studies at the Ailey School and with François Perron. She has since been seen on stages across the United States, dancing with the Los Angeles Ballet, Ballet Memphis, and Ballet Austin. She also danced in the film Black Swan. She is currently pursuing a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at New York University.