Lisa “MonaLisa” Berman, founder of BRKFST Dance Company has been working as a dancer, choreographer and instructor since 2004. Berman is the recipient of the 2008 Jerome Travel and Study Grant for Choreography, and 2016 McKnight Dancer Fellowship, providing opportunities to work with Bgirl Aruna, founder of HipHopHuis in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Victor Quijada, founder and Artistic Director of RUBBERBANDance Group in Montreal, Canada. In addition, Berman has worked with local choreographer Darrius Strong of STRONGmovement for the Momentum Series at The Southern Theater.
Performance venues include:
Local – Walker Art Center, MIA, Xcel Energy Center, The Cowles Center, Intermedia
Arts, First Avenue.
National – NJPAC, Paradise Theater, Lincoln Center, Performa Biennial via Salon 94 NYC, Art Basel Miami and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C.
International – Kunsthal Museum and Gallery Tribute to Women in Hip Hop Rotterdam, Netherlands, and The National History Museum of Amsterdam.
MonaLisa is currently working as a Breaking instructor/choreographer for Saint Paul
Conservatory for Performing Artists, The Cowles Center and Breck School.