Lisa Chalmers-Naumann

Lisa Chalmers-Naumann began her training in Houston Texas with Nina Popova. At the age of fifteen
she was invited to join the Houston Ballet Company. Lisa danced with Houston Ballet for two years. She
was promoted to soloist at the age of sixteen, but decided to accept a full scholarship to School of American
Ballet in New York City.

In 1978 while still at SAB she performed as a principal dancer in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments
with the Chicago Lyric Opera. Impressed with her performance, Mr. Balanchine invited Lisa to become an
apprentice with New York City Ballet. Joining the company as a member of the corps de balletin 1979, Lisa
performed many works of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Peter Martins. While in NYCB,
Ms. Naumann worked at the New York State Theatre at Lincoln Center and toured extensively throughout
Europe and the United States.

Lisa married Peter Naumann, a fellow dancer at New York City Ballet, in 1979. Upon the birth of their
first child in 1987 Lisa left the company to become a mother and teacher.  Still active in the ballet world, Lisa
continues to guest teach throughout the United States and England. Lisa is a generous, open, warm, and
creative teacher; her students adore her. Having three children of her own children, she has found a particular understanding with the youngest of students. Ms. Naumann also loves to choreograph and does so for
regional companies nation wide, as well as for New Paltz Ballet Theatre. She also serves as NPBT’s co-artistic
director with her husband Peter and as Ballet Mistress.