About Your Trainer… Lisa Fromm-Sarto, Ph.D.
I was born in Michigan. I pursued an English teaching degree at Western Michigan University with a minor in psychology . I loved teaching but I also had a passion for dance, so I moved to Madison where I worked for three years on an Master of Fine Arts degree in modern dance at the University of Wisconsin.
I was a house fellow and then a head fellow at UW, Madison, which ultimately led me to an interest in psychology. After completing a doctoral degree in counseling psychology, I worked in Private Practice, was Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico and was on the staff at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Throughout the work for my doctoral degree, I taught Jackie Sorensen’s Aerobic dancing. (National)
While living in New Mexico, my spouse and I adopted four children from three different countries. We had the good fortune to be the first same sex couple allowed to both legally adopt in the state of New Mexico.
Retired after having survived two different types of cancer, I am now, at age 73, returning to my passion for dance. Line dancing feels like a gift because it is easy on the body and as a result, is a form of dance people can participate in well into their 90’s.
Finding the Transformation Center, which emphasizes helping seniors build strength while enjoying a sense of community, is a great fit for me and for the inclusion of line dancing.