Collaborator for April 2016 performances
Marisa is a freelance dancer based in New York City. Originally from Philadelphia, she received her initial dance training under the direction of Kay and Kathleen Rudolph. She went on to study as a scholarship student at The Rock School for Dance Education, graduating from their in-house high school program. Marisa moved to New York to attend the Ailey School/Fordham University's BFA Program as a Fordham Founder's Presidential Scholar and graduated cum laude. While in school, she danced with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for two consecutive seasons in their production of "Memoria" at New York City Center. She also toured to Guatemala and Mexico a total of six times with the JUNTOS Collective, conducting outreach workshops and performances. Marisa currently dances for Nick Neagle's NSquared Dance and is a company member and Rehearsal Director of the Indie-Ballet Collaborative. She has also danced on stage, in film, and in residency with Lara Wilson Dance. She is excited for her new adventure with 5th Digit!