Marissa, a New York native, started her early training through Broadway Dance Center’s Children & Teen Program. From there, she became a member of their Arts In Motion Company where she got to perform at such events such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, and the Kids Cafe Festival. She had the opportunity to train and perform works by Frank Hatchett, Tracie Stanfield, Heather Adzima, Chio, Ms.Vee, and Pam Chancey
Marissa continued her studies at The New School and received her B.A in Dance under the direction of Neil Greenberg. During her years there she performed in works by Karla Wolfangle, Joao Carvalho, Take Ueyama, Ori Flomin, Ana Sokolow, and the Trisha Brown Dance Company.
Upon graduation Marissa began working at various studios across Queens and Long Island. She has performed professionally with Long Island Dance Project, Community Dance Project, Cedan Dance, Michelle Duvall Dance Collective, and Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup. She was given the opportunity to perform at The Hatch, Center for Performance Research, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, and for the Biomorphic Dance Festival.
In addition to dancing, Marissa is currently the Program Coordinator for an international dance program called Dance Italia. Marissa is also interested in health and wellness and would like to pursue certifications in yoga and pilates.