Lissa Ferreira has been teaching for more than 20 years to students of all ages. Her experience includes UC Davis, CSU Chico, Napa Valley College, Solano college, and SRJC among others. She has directed 45 shows in California, Bahamas and Australia; acted in 50 shows and is an award winning choreographer (both dance and fight). After obtaining her MFA in Teaching & Directing, she co-founded Napa Valley Repertory Theatre. She also served as Executive Director of Theatre in the Mountains and Shakespeare in the Redwoods. Lissa values creative expression in life and emphasizes authenticity, specificity, taking risks and making bold choices. For camera acting, she studied with Sara Pia Anderson and Stephen Rothman (both of TV episodic fame).