We are so excited that Marissa Figueroa Aries has elected to join our team at Elegant Dance Studio. Marissa brings a tremendous wealth of experience and professionalism to our studio.
Marissa Figueroa Aries Bio
Marissa began dancing at the age of 3. She has studied various styles of dance Including Ballet,Tap,Jazz,Lyrical and Hiphop. As a competitive dancer, she received many high score and special awards at both regional and national competitions. After graduating high school, Marissa attended Dowling college. She then chose to successfully focus her efforts on strengthening her position as a dance educator while also furthering her professional dance training. She began training weekly in Manhattan at Broadway Dance Center. Taking classes under many amazing and world renown teachers such as Sheila Barker, Michielle Barber, Pam Chancey and Tracey Stanfield.
Marissa’s professional dance credits include: “Dance Of Souls 1 & 2”, Salsa dancer for the “Israel Martinez Dance Company”, a hiphop background dancer for the rapper Reyn and a contemporary dancer in “The Dream” an off off Broadway performance choreographed by Kyra Johnson. For over fifteen years Marissa was lucky enough to have worked for and traveled with a few well know National Dance Competitions including: Dance Explosion National Talent Competition, Starbound Talent Competition and Kids Artistic Revue.
In 2009 Marissa and her husband successfully opened and ran On Pointe Dancewear N Apparel. A full service upscale dance boutique located in Woodbury Village NY. In 2015 she continued her love for dance and retail and founded Fullout Dancewear. A online Dance boutique specializing in hand crafted trendy apparel for all ages. Fullout Dancewear has been sold all over the US and in other parts of the country over the last three years. Marissa is very proud to have eleven brand ambassadors repping for her company and excited to continue to have Fullout grow.
Marissa started teaching at a young age and is thankful to have had so many inspiring teachers and mentors throughout her years of dance. Her own choreography has also won many regional and national competitive awards. Marissa has been coaching kickline for the Sachem Sagamore Middle School over the last three years. She loved working with her team and was privileged to have helped them place in overalls at competition each season. Marissa is excited to now be a part of Elegant Dance and can’t wait to continue teaching and inspiring many young dancers in the future.