Meet the Director



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Lisa Wilder

A native of Raleigh North Carolina, Ms. Wilder began her work as director of Dance at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School - University Connections: School of Design, Arts, & Engineering in the spring of 2004. Ms. Wilder earned her Bachelor of Science in Dance Education (1990) and Masters of Arts in Dance Education (2019) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Ms. Wilder has been teaching in North Carolina’s Public Schools for twenty-nine years. She celebrates 16 years, successfully cultivating the minds of dance students at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, by exposing them to diverse opportunities in the field of dance. Lisa Wilder has a long history of excellence. She worked in Durham Public Schools as choreographer and founding director of the Hillside High School Dance Department and dance teacher at Neal Middle School. Lisa also taught at Clinton High School in Clinton City Schools, Mooresville Graded School District, and in Caldwell County Public Schools.

As a performer, Ms. Lisa is a member of the Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Liturgical Dance Ministry, she was a member of SISTERS "Women of Common Ancestry" (Modern and African dance company), and performed with the WORLD DANCE AND DRUM CONFERENCE in the closing ceremonies of the 1994 "National Black Arts Festival" in Atlanta Georgia While attending North Carolina Central University as a vocal major, Lisa performed with the musical group "Spice," the NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL TOURING CHOIR in " The Spiritual Heritage," arranged by Howard Roberts at Carnegie Hall in New York City, at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and in the popular NCCU homecoming activity "Choir Ball."

 Ms. Wilder is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO) and the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD).