Meet Lisa


  • B.A. Eckerd College
  • A.A.  St. Petersburg College (Dual Enrollment)
  • Member of Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa
  • Attended East Lake High School
  • Attended Carwise Middle School
  • Attended Highland Lakes & Forest Lakes Elementaries

Professional Background

  • Creative Director Tampa Bay Performing Arts Academy
  • President Nicola Productions Inc since 2005
  • Musical Theater Director Calvary Christian High School
  • Pre-school Music Teacher, Young Days Preschool

Professional Affiliations

  • Voting Member: National Academy of Recording Arts &          Sciences (The GRAMMYS) -member since 1999
  • Member:  National Association of Teacher's of Singing
  • BMI Songwriter
  • BMI Music Publisher 

Accomplishments & Awards


  • Produced and recorded Christmas Album        considered for GRAMMY nomination 2015
  • Featured performer in Steinway &Sons Pop        Showcases
  • 1 of 16 Singer Songwriters chosen worldwide        to attend 2006 GRAMMY Camp,  L.A., CA
  • Pre-show act for Kelly Clarkson/Clay Aiken         Indepedence Tour, Amalie Arena
  • Superbowl XXXV Featured Performer
  • Produced album Uncertain Dreams, available        worldwide on iTunes
  • National Anthem Singer - Tampa Bay         Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, Orlando Magic

Directing, Choreography & Teaching

  • Directed 25 Musical Productions
  • Produced 15+ Showcases
  • Choreographed over 200 productions and       dance routines
  • Directed North Bay Community Church       Children's Choir
  • Teaches 120 students weekly at Tampa Bay        Performing Arts Academy

Community Service

  • Founding member of Teens for Chariitable        Causes
  • Provided entertainment to children's        programs including Sheriff's Youth Ranch, Big       Brothers Big Sisters, All Children's Hospital
  • Raised money for Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Raised funds for Palm Harbor Senior Center
  • Relay for LIfe Committees
  • Elisa's Wishes Entertainment

Junior Theater Festival Awards

  • 2013 Excellence in Music for Mulan JR Cast -        Director Lisa Cane
  • 2015 Excellence in Acting for Annie KIDS        Cast - Director Lisa Cane
  • 2018 Excellence in Music Beauty & The Beast        - Director Lisa Cane

Acting & Modeling

  • Maybelline's Chick with Attitude featured on        Maybelline's website 2005-2007.
  • Appeared in "Astonishing News", on Nipon TV,       Japan, an NBC affiliate
  • Appeared in Baby Bumble Bee education        video series 
  • Appeared on nationally syndicated tv show -        DAYTIME
  • Appeared in local tv ads