We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Ohanian and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lisa, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process was to just simply start doing what I LOVED!!

I’ve been working ever since I was 16 and I’ve worked for SO many different people, and at the end of the day, after watching them make all their money, they just weren’t happy. It was pretty sad to be honest with you.

I was working in the loan & real estate industry and it was just really time consuming. Like the hours in the day just weren’t enough. After 2 years I really wanted to start my own business and I thought to myself “what’s the worse that could happen?”

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
iDance Academy Established July 2016

Owner / Director / Choreographer:
Miss Lisa Ohanian

•Biography:
Lisa Ohanian was born & raised in London England where she started dancing from the age of 3. She danced in a professional ballet school. After moving to the United States in 1996, she right away joined Tavigh Dance Ensemble under the direction of Sona Avetisyan. She began teaching & dancing for her for 20 years, until she decided to open up her very own iDance Academy in 2016.

•Nature of iDance Academy:
We are a Traditional & Contemporary Dance Academy. We teach Armenian, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop & Character

•Something special about iDance Academy:
We have a more modern approach with our dances. For example, we combine traditional Armenian moves with hip-hop moves, which no other dance group does. iDance Academy is an ever evolving dance studio. We take pride in our technique and years of experience that give fruit to an infused style of contemporary, traditional and modern choreography.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shout out to the beautiful Taline Poatajian, who actually reached out to YOU guys about me!

Any time iDance Academy has had a show, she has always danced a few numbers for us!

All I know is we need more people like Taline in this world ❤️

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