Lisa enjoys cooking, gardening, yoga, pilates, photography, AVON, reading, murder mysteries, anything Italian, swimming, writing, poetry, shopping, driving, traveling, watching movies, Shakespeare, computer games, planning parties, learning about her Finnish and Italian ancestry, and going on or creating new adventures. 


Her travels abroad have taken her to the following destinations: Oslo, London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, Lago Maggiore, Pisa, Verona, Sardegna, Capri, Reggio Calabria, Sorrento, Ravenna, and Sienna among others. Favorite spots in the US include San Francisco and the UP (Upper Peninsula of Michigan). 


Lisa specializes in the following topics: WWII history, the Holocaust, sharks, biology, spiders, dance, Italian, French, murder mysteries, interactive theater, improv, urban education, journalism and film theory.  She is a certified mat Pilates instructor (CorePilatesNYC).  



That's a question she hears a lot.  No wonder!  Lisa spends her time living in three cities-Cleveland, New York, and now...Chicago!  Lisa is originally from Cleveland, OH, and will always be an Ohioan at heart, but educational and career opportunities have arisen from time to time in the Big Apple, too!  Lisa is co-founder of Lively Productions, a New York theater company, that will be celebrated its first anniversary this past December!  While Lisa will still stay on as co-founder and producer on Lively's projects, she is moving to Chicago to pursue a full-time career as an actress and director.  However, she is always willing to go wherever she can create exciting, interesting, and important work.


Lisa lives with five cats with only one actually belonging to her named Hannah.


Articles written about Lisa Siciliano


"Stage Set for 'An Evening of LUV,'" Garfield Maple Sun, February 1, 2007.


"Cleveland Public Theatre Offers Great Opportunties," Westlaker Times, January 24, 2007. 


"Resident Embarks on Italian Adventure," Maple Heights Press, May 30, 2002.


"Beaumont Student to Let Yale Become Her Stage," Maple Heights Sun, May 2002.


"Siciliano Selected for Magazine's Teen Staff," Maple Heights Press, September 2000.


"Fiddler Enjoys Timeless Themes and a Great Cast," The News Sun, August 3, 2000.


"Celebrating Students: What Makes Them Unique," Avenues Magazine, December 1999.


"Cooking Up Some Fresh 'Chicken Soup,'" The Plain Dealer, May 19, 1999.


"Standout Beaumont Students Calls Maple Heights Home," Maple Heights Press, April 22, 1999.


 Television Interview With Lisa Siciliano

WAKE UP And LIVE with the ARTS 

Chris Fortunato & Sue Johnson, co-Hosts

December 2006, Aired 2007



Interview about Pilates on Mind, Body, and Spirit Television

Pilates helped co-host Dawn Lafferty heal an injury from a car accident.  It's a great way to get fit, too.  Certified Mat Pilates Instructor Lisa Siciliano shows us how to get the most benefit out of this core strengthening exercise.  Siciliano is also a former ballet dancer and owner of Personal Pilates at Home.  -July 2007




Food: Anything Thai, Chocolate, Authentic Italian Spaghetti Sauce, Fuyuns, Sushi

Color Combination: Light Blue and Brown, Lavender and Green

Book: A Wrinkle in Time, Agatha Christie

Movies: Foreign movies (Cinema Paradiso, Manon des Sources, Japanese films, Bollywood, Run Lola Run, Ladri di Biciclette), Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, James Bond, The Wedding Singer, Clue, The Parent Trap, The Princess Bride, The American President, Bridget Jones

Television Shows: The Office, Top Chef, Project Runway, America's Next Top Model