Head Instructor | Competition & Recreational Classes | Ballet Director
Ballet, Stretch & Flexibility
Marissa began her Russian Vaganova training in Orlando, Fl, in 2003 at Central Florida Ballet. In 2011 she began studying under Katerina Fedotova at Russian Ballet Orlando. Marissa was quickly promoted to principal dancer and has excelled as an instructor. She has managed all of the primary and intermediate levels, in addition to leading the adult ballet program. She has also led "project releve" a program dedicated to allowing children to participate in scholarshiped ballet classes.
She has worked with world-renown choreographers and coaches including, Vadim Fedotov, Irina Depler, Peter Stark, Olivier Munoz, Heather Fryxell, and Vladimir Bykov.
Her repertoire includes principal and soloist roles from Carmen, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Esmeralda, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Snow Queen, and more. In addition, she has guest performed with Ballet Fedotov & Florida Arts and Dance Theatre for their 2015 - 2019 Nutcracker seasons as Sugar Plum. Her favorite role is “Nikiya” from La Bayadere.