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 performed at 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, Ginger Cox, Julie Garofalo, Jessica Epting, 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. Her choreography has been performed and recognized regionally and nationally on a competitive level. She has performed professionally with Long Island Dance Project, Community Dance Project, Cedan Dance, Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup, and currently a member of Michelle Duvall Dance Collective. She was given the opportunity to perform at The Hatch, Center for Performance Research, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, Actors Fund Theater, Hudson Guild Theater for the Biomorphic Dance Festival, and at the CEC Meetinghouse for the ETC Performance Series: Philadelphia. She has also performed and taught internationally in parts of Italy.
In addition to dancing, Marissa is currently the Program Coordinator for an international dance program called Dance Italia and a studio manager at Broadway Dance Center. Marissa is also interested in health and wellness and is Pilates Mat certified.