Marissa comes from a diverse background of art and dance. Trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Bellydance since childhood, Marissa performed professionally as a Fire Dancer for almost 10 years . Her favorite highlights include Canada’s Got Talent as a semi-finalist, the Canadian Finals Rodeo half time show at Rexall Place, Toronto based pyrotechnic show Circus Orange, as well as writing and directing her own theatrical shows “The Music Box”, “Luminos” and “The Curse”. Marissa has worked in performance and visual arts for over a decade with countless opportunities to perform, collaborate, and produce with a variety of clientele and artists. Arthur Murray feels like a natural next step for Marissa, who is thrilled to join such a hard working dance team and community.
“Creative problem solving is a process of imaginative trial and error, with every step an opportunity to train your creative mind, and leap in unexpected directions. I’m so excited to train and teach alongside some of Edmonton’s top dancers ”- Marissa Mars