Lisa Horten-Skilbrei is born and raised in Oslo. She began her dance journey with competitive disco dancing and represented Norway in European and World championships for many years. She was introduced to more artistic dance forms during high school and then directly accepted into the Norwegian National Academy of the Arts where she completed a Bachelor in Jazz Dance. During her studies she traveled internationally and received scholarships and trained with Nederlands Dans Theater, Batsheva Dance Company and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She’s been part of FA//TN, a research movement by Tomislav English, since 2016, assisting workshops at B12 festival in Berlin.
Lisa joined Ballet Basel in 2017 and has performed works by Sharon Eyal, Bryan Arias, Alexander Ekman, Johan Inger, Jiri Pokorny, Stijn Celis, and Richard Wherlock.