Marisa Ellis

Marisa E.

Frisco, TX

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Marisa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 4+

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Hi! My name is Marisa, and I am a professional ballet dancer. I have danced professionally with American Repertory Ballet and the Montgomery Ballet Company. I am an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher, and have lots of experience in the dance world as well as with teaching. I am passionate about students enjoying dance, while reaching their fullest potential. I am not afraid to reach out to old teachers and fellow dancers to make sure my students are getting the best training I can offer!
I have trained under teachers who danced with Washington Ballet, Joffrey, American Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Miami City Ballet.

I want my students to be well-rounded, strong, and happy dancers and athletes!

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Ballet Dancer and Teacher
Jun 2016 - Aug 2017
The Montgomery Ballet

I continued my dancing career with The Montgomery Ballet. I dance with the company, as well as taught for the school. I taught ballet classes, pointe classes, stretch and conditioning classes, and private lessons. This is where I realized I love teaching just as much as I love dancing. I helped the director of the company put The Nutcracker together, as well as helped the students prepare their variations for our annual recital.

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Ballet Dancer
Jun 2014 - May 2016
American Repertory Ballet

I was a trainee with the company, which means I got to learn from the teachers there, as well as perform with the company. I learned from teachers who danced with American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey, and The Washington Ballet. This is where I began my teaching career as well. I was lucky enough to observe teachers from American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and other well known companies.

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Fluent / Native Proficiency


CPR/AED Certified
Aug 2017
American Heart Association

American Ballet Theatre Teacher Certification
Jun 2016
American Ballet Theatre

In June 2016, I took a course in New York City to become a certified ABT teacher. This course gives information and examples on how to create the best technical dancers, while keeping their minds and bodies healthy. I had the honor of learning from Franco DeVita and Raymond Lukens.

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American Ballet Theatre
Jun 2016

ABT isn’t just a company. It’s a collaboration. Dedicated, passionate people who come together to make sure that our commitment to the best in dance and movement is upheld, and available to all who seek it out. From our staff, artists and Board of Trustees to our many volunteers, the ABT family works tirelessly to ensure that we stay true to our unique vision of live performance.

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