Marissa has been dancing since age 4, starting with tap. She studied tap for 13 years, along with jazz, modern, hip-hop and ballet at The Dance Studio of Fresno in Fresno, CA. While at TDS, she was fortunate to learn from choreographers including Mark Goodman, Chepar Williams, Tyce Diorio, Brian Friedman and others. While attending college at USC, she danced with USC Break Through Hip Hop, USC Repertory Dance Company and USC Xpressions Dance Company. Marissa has both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in music performance from USC, and currently works as a freelance oboist and teacher, performing in professional orchestras and teaching music in the greater Los Angeles area. She is so honored and blessed get to dance with such an amazing company of talented and inspiring dancers.