A Southern California native, Marissa Osato trained in jazz, lyrical, ballet, and musical theater at MKR Dance Productions in Diamond Bar, CA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Dance and B.A. in Literary Journalism. Marissa has danced with modern dance legend Donald McKayle’s repertory company, Etude Ensemble, Boogiezone’s professional hip hop team, BREED Dance Company, Erica Sobol's CollidEdance, and Tessandra Chavez’s Unity LA. She has performed in numerous stage and television shows, such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, and has worked with musical artists such as Coldplay and Rihanna. A passionate educator, Marissa has choreographed for studios and teams across the U.S. and has taught master classes in Europe and Australia. She is the co-founder of the Boogiezone Contemporary Class as well as Boogiezone’s contemporary dance company, ENTITY. Marissa’s unique and dynamic style fuses elements of jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. Currently, Marissa tours with the prestigious national convention, West Coast Dance Explosion as a full-time faculty member, and co-directs ENTITY Dance Company. Marissa is all about positivity, support, and shared inspiration!




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