Liza Noriega was born and raised in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education from Arizona State University and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Liza currently teaches dance at DMHS. She has been a choreographer of dance and Color Guard since 1982, earning many awards for her work, including the 1997 "Artist of Promise" award. Most recently she choreographed for the award winning Inaugural Season for "The Academy" Division II Drum and Bugle Corps during the summer of 2004. She is a recognized adjudicator for various dance and Color Guard events. Mrs. Noriega is married and has three beautiful children.