Ms. Niemi's film credits include Steel Dawn, Percy Adlon's Younger and Younger, and Bankrupts and Voices. On TV, Lisa starred in the action drama Super Force, was a recurring guest lead in Max Headroom and the TV movie Live From Death Row. She has also made special appearances on Saturday Night Live, The Word Music Awards and Oprah.
On Broadway she has played the role of Ziegfeld's Favorite in Will Rogers Follies and appeared in Hellzapoppin with Jerry Lewis. Other theater credits include Love Letters, which she performed with her husband, Patrick Swayze; the award-winning Without a Word, a theater/dance piece she conceived, wrote and performed with Mr. Swayze and Nicholas Gunn; Potpourri and Porcupines; Shadows; The Whore of Mensa; the award-winning Brick and The Rose; and Moonchilderen.
Ms. Niemi has her directorial film debut with One Last Dance, filmed from a screenplay she wrote based on her and her husband's dance experiences in New York.
Lisa was educated in Houston including the High School for the Performing Arts, Houston. She went on to study or perform with the Alley Theater; Studio 7; Patsy Swayze's Dance Studio, Houston; Harkness Ballet Theater School, New York; Houston Jazz Ballet and the Joffrey II Ballet.