Mai Lisa was born in Bergen, Norway and was educated at Kungliga Svenska Balettskolan and Kunsthøgskolan in Oslo (Classical ballet line).
She started her career in 2009 as an apprentice with Carte Blanche (Norwegian National Company for contemporary dance) and in 2010 went to join the young company IT DANSA in Barcelona where she performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis.
In 2012 she joined Rambert Dance company in London and a year later in 2013 joined GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
Mai Lisa has worked with choreographers such as Alan Lucien Øyen, Sharon Eyal, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Ohad Naharin Alexander Ekman , Stijn Celis & Saburo Teshigawara to name a few.
Mai Lisa gives structured ballet classes but with a focus on freedom, musicality and availability in the body. She likes to challenge the body to explore outside the form of the technique and surprise yourself by reaching new limits.