Head of Lower School Program,
Marisa began her training at Children’s Dance Workshop with Nan Keating and later at Boston Ballet School in Norwell. As a full ballet scholarship student, Marisa received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hartford (Hartt School) in Ballet Pedagogy. During her time there she taught ballet at the Hartt Community School (a division of the Hartt School at the University of Hartford) and followed a Cechetti based curriculum. She attended the Martha Graham School of Dance with a full scholarship. Some of her performance repertoire include roles in Giselle, Les Sylphides, Napoli, Martha Graham's Panorama, Paquita, The Nutcracker, and Balanchine's Valse Fantasie. After college, in addition to teaching at SSBT, Marisa received a certification in Children's yoga instruction. In 2012 she completed her certification with ABT National Training Curriculum for levels Primary through level 3. She has shown students for examination at SSBT and is currently an ABT primary- Level 3 affiliate teacher. Marisa has been with SSBT for 10 years now as Head of the Young Dancers Program and this year as the Head of the Lower School.