Marissa is from Martinez, California and currently reside in Los Angeles. She began dancing at the age of 2 and continued for 16 years of study in the styles of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Hip Hop at the Bay Area premier dance school, Dance Connection Performing Arts Centre of Concord, California. She has had the privilege of teaching dance for 9 years and choreographing award winning routines for 6 years. She continued her dance, singing and theater training at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Theater. After graduating from college with honors, she was hired by the Walt Disney Company and performed in “Mickey’s Soundsational” and at the D23 Expo in Disneyland Anaheim. In 2014, she was hired by Stiletto Entertainment to be on the Holland America Line cruise ship, the Neiuw Amsterdam, for their production shows. Upon completing my contract in Europe, she moved to the Netherlands and was hired as a Dance Captain and performed at the premiere performance production of “Grease Sing-A-Long“. In 2015, she returned to the United States and was hired to be on the Grand Celebration cruise ship as the Dance Captain and Company Manager for their production shows. Currently, she is a member of the Los Angeles based dance company, “Karmagraphy” under the direction of Ms. Kavita Rao.