Terri has a Master of Theological Studies and has served as the Executive Director of Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence and Women's Centers in TN, OH, NC and MN. She has run a successful belly dance business in NC and MN for 9 years. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and small business management including fundraising, business planning, programming, strategic planning, and consulting.
Lisa Allred was introduced to bellydancing in 2004 by her twin sister, Terri. Soon thereafter she started attending classes with Dawn Ruckert and fell in love with ATS®. The group format, challenging improvisation, shared leadership and beauty resonated with her in a profound way. The universal language of ATS has allowed her to dance with others from around the world and to make so many new friends. She serves as the Assistant Director of Dayanisma and also dances professionally with Terri. Lisa is also a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience working with children, families, communities and nonprofits. As a clinician she specialized in helping victims of child sexual abuse, intimate partner violence (domestic violence), and sexual assault. She has advocated for survivors by leading coalitions that changed NC laws (marital rape and stalking), running nonprofits dedicated to these issues, serving as an expert witness for the courts, and teaching about these issues in Masters Degree Social Work Programs.