Marissa Neola
Marissa Neola
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Marissa started dancing at the age of 5. From then, she knew she wanted to pursue a
professional career in dance. Her drive has not stopped since. She moved to Georgia at the age
of 10 and immediately started on Carla’s Dance Factory’s competition team. Marissa has been
trained in all styles from pointe to afro beats! In just her senior year, she won 1st at Groove
Dance Competition, Miss Fusion Atlanta, Miss League of Champions, Miss Revolution Atlanta,
and holds National Champion for Groove Dance Competition. At the age of 15, she became
apart of the “Project Future Dancer” program where she assisted Cherrise Wakeham’s Project 7
InHouses and got to perform in Project 7’s final show. She is now on faculty for Cherrise’s new
intensive, IHD for Artistry. Along side Project 7, she was apart of Rachel Truitt’s Dance
Company “Gotta Dance Contemporary” as an Understudy Company Member. For her
commercial work, she started performing at the age of 15, then shortly after she signed with 411
South Talent Agency to continue pursuing a career in professional dance. Since then, she has
had the wonderful opportunities to work with many names in the industry including Debbie Allen,
Fatima Robinson, Jamaica Craft, Anthony Burrell, and Jeremy Green; performing in venues
such as the Mercedez Benz Stadium, Downtown Disney, Coca Cola Roxy Theatre, The Battery,
Passion City Church, and Phillips Arena. She has had the amazing opportunities to work on TV
shows including Insatiable, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, American Soul, Legacies, and Dance
Moms. In 2019, she got to be in the Super Bowl 53 Pepsi Halftime Show, performed in Imagine
Fest with Kaylin Amaro, the BET Awards with Dababy and Offset, and she worked on Christmas
On The Square, a movie directed and produced by Debbie Allen and Dolly Parton. Marissa has
done multiple music videos such as “Get Free” with Journey Bee and “Change” with Great Good
Fine Ok. She was a member of Anthony Burrell Center for Dance as an AB Project member
training directly under Anthony Burrell. She hopes to inspire upcoming dancers to be confident,
open-minded, and to keep pushing!


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