Lisa Bufano (US)

Lisa Bufano is an interdisciplinary artist from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Her initiation into performance led to an international collaboration and support with the University of Linz in
2005. In September 2006, she was awarded the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art for
her work wearing table-leg stilts. When Boston presenter Jeremy Alliger introduced her to NY choreographer Heidi Latsky, she began a new phase as a contemporary dancer. In 2006-2007, Lisa performed at The Kennedy Theater in Washington D.C., The Baryshnikov Arts Center,
Judson Memorial Church and Long Island University in New York, The Balancing Acts Disability Arts Festival in Calgary, and for audiences in Boston and Vienna, Austria. In May 2007, Lisa
began to work with AXIS Dance Co.

Lisa was a competitive gymnast as a kid. After a bacteria infection led to the amputation of both her feet and fingers when she was 21, Lisa pursued animation and sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After a 15-year career as primarily a visual artist, Lisa is finding dancing to be challenging and engaging work. Lisa would like to thank Peter Couture, prosthetist at Next Step O & P, for 13 years of encouragement and friendship. Next Step fits Lisa’s prosthetics and cheetah (running) legs.