I am the director of St Hubert Catholic School's musical, which allows me to combine my love of theatre with my commitment to providing arts education for youth. Theater education provides valuable lessons on collaboration, communication, creativity, and responsibility to self and others, while building self-confidence and friendships. I've loved imagining, dreaming and creating stories since childhood, and I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up: a teacher and an actor. What a blessing to be able to do both! I am grateful for this opportunity to teach in a faith-based school that celebrates and supports the fine arts. 

Theatre has been a big part of my life, both personally and professionally. I met my husband David doing college theater, and our two children, Ethan and Olivia, have followed in our footsteps by performing in school and community theatre productions.  As a theater educator, I taught workshops at Lyric Arts, and developed the theatre program at my daughter's school, which is now in it's 4th year.

As an actor, I've worked professionally in the Twin Cities theatre community for over 25 years, most recently appearing in "The Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up O' Men" at the Plymouth Playhouse, and in "Happy Days: the New Musical" portraying Marion Cunningham with Minneapolis Musical Theater.  

When doing my "day job", you'll find me teaching in a early childhood center, and providing training for other professional caregivers and teachers in the field. I attended Concordia University in St. Paul, earning a BA in Child Development. My strengths and interests lie in social-emotional growth, supportive and responsive care, language development, and early literacy. 

lisa.denninger@sthubert.org