Lisa Wymore is a Professor at UC Berkeley teaching classes in choreography, dance technique, improvisation, and performance. She also is the Co-Artistic Director of Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts — an award winning dance and theater company creating multimedia and experimental performances for national and international audiences.
During her 2007 Hellman Fellowship, she built Z-Lab, a technology-driven dance lab that allowed for interactive real-time collaboration among dancers in different locations (before the proliferation of Zoom and video conferencing). She collaborated with Professor Ruzena Bajcsy from Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, creating live projects that involved sending large format video files that were blended together into a virtual meeting place where performers could meet and dance together. The Z-Lab team was awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for their work together, and Professor Wymore used the Z-Lab to create numerous other international dance collaborations.