Lisa Stevens
(She/Her/Hers) | Intimacy Choreographer / Director / Coordinator
AEA | CAEA | BAE | SSDC
“Chemistry is rooted in vulnerability between two harmonious minds. Giving actors the freedom to explore that authentic, intimate expression in a safe, consensual, and diverse space is my role.”
– Lisa Stevens

Lisa Stevens is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, actress and director with over 30 years of professional experience. Lisa has been proud to work with actors and dancers from a variety of backgrounds both in Canada and abroad.

As an Ottawa-born, biracial artist, Lisa brings a deeply personal and professional knowledge to her role as Intimacy Co-ordinator. By educating herself with IC professionals such as Lizzy Talbot (IDC), Chelsea Pace and Laura Rikard (TIE), and Amy Schachter (HBO), she has expanded and honed new and ever-changing skills, as well as continues to practice what is intrinsic. Lisa is a LGBTQIA+ ally and is certified in Psychological First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, and Workplace Diversity and Inclusion. Lisa is committed to maintaining a holistic consideration of the human experience in all performance spaces, working with industry leaders to promote diversity, respect and safety for actors and artists.

Her work as a choreographer and movement director for productions with Canada’s musical theatre industry – including Mirvish performances, and televised works – has brought international acclaim, resulting in being inducted into UNESCO’S CID as a prominent individual in dance and winning an Emmy Award nomination for Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (CBC).

Lisa has worked consistently on Broadway and in the UK’s West End as an actor, and most recently, choreographer for productions such as Bombay Dreams and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical (where she worked closely with Ms. Parton in preparation for the production’s 2021- 2023 world tour). Lisa is featured in the upcoming documentary film Still Working 9 to 5, along with Allison Janney, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda, which supports and explores equality in the workplace.