Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy Faculty and Staff

Lisa Luiken-Woxell
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DMA Certified Ballet Instructor

Lisa Luiken-Woxell

Instructor; More than 20 years on staff at Ankeny Dance
Teaching Ballet/ Pointe / Extra Ballet Classes


Lisa Luiken-Woxell has more than two decades of teaching experience here at Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy, and has been instructing here longer than any other teacher on staff.

 Lisa began dancing at the age of three under the instruction of Connie Jo Wilson. After graduating from the Ankeny Dance program after high school, Lisa continued her dance and ballet training with the Des Moines Ballet School, Central Iowa Dance, Janet Morse, Robert Thomas, Greg Nueman, and Carol Tetmeyer. Lisa has received regional and national awards as a tap soloist and as a tap duet. Miss Lisa has performed with the Neuman Project, Iowa Dance Theatre, the Nutcracker Ballet, Dance Olympus, the Iowa Barnstormer’s Flightline, and as a guest performer at the Edmunds Academy of Fine Arts. Miss Lisa demonstrated her strong ballet background as she choreographed “The Waltz of the Flowers” for the C.Y. Stephens production of the Nutcracker and is a proud member of Dance Masters of America.

Miss Lisa has been a dance instructor for Connie Jo Wilson’s School of Dance, Ankeny Dance, the Dancer’s Workshop, Robert Thomas Dancecenter, and the Newton Y.M.C.A. Miss Lisa has a passion for teaching proper classical technique and form to young dancers so they may apply it and become more skilled in all aspects of dance.