Marissa Johnson

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Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz Funk

Marissa Johnson grew up in Cranston where she began dancing at the age of three. She is a TFDC alumni and began training as a member of the Talent Factory’s first Elite Dance Company. Marissa has attended and received many awards from NYCDA, JUMP, Nuvo and Starquest to name a few. She has performed in the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and was able to perform in the Talent Factory’s fist Dance IV Film, directed and choreographed by Will Wingfield and Monique Borromeo.


More recently Marissa has graduated from Dean College with a bachelors degree in Dance and Dance Therapy. While in school she was able to perform in many student and staff run dance productions. Marissa was selected to perform with her college at the NYCDA Destiny Rising as well as Dance Company. Along with dancing and performing at school Marissa auditioned and was accepted to dance at the Alvin Ailey Summer Dance Intensive during their six-week program in New York.


While being involved in dance at school Marissa decided to take her talents a step further and audition for the Boston Celtics Dance Team.  Dancing on the team for two years she was able to perform at home games, playoff games and interact with fans at promotional events. During her time on the team Marissa trained with choreographers from both the east and west coast. Marissa is excited to get back in the studio and pass on her passion.


The Talent Factory Reviews

Hi Dana,

I just wanted to tell you what a great experience I had observing this week!! 

Backing up a bit, when we were carefully selecting which studio we were moving to, Taylor participated in a camp week last summer (2012).   Even though you were in a temporary studio, the atmosphere was exactly what I hoped it would be.  Everyone was so friendly and truly passionate about dance. It was fun and serious at the same time. We were hooked. 


Last year she grew so much as a dancer thanks to the dedication of you and your staff. I felt like she was so far behind other dancers of her age when she started. Although she still has so much to learn, I am amazed at how far she has come. Not only has her skill improved but her love of dance is immeasurable. I can't thank you all enough, especially Miss Keryn, who has totally transformed my little girl. 


So, to my point, this is my first time ever observing classes. I can't tell you how much this week affirmed my choice to become a part of TFDC. The classes were very professional, organized and effective.  But what I knew in my heart, I finally saw with my own eyes. Every teacher was so passionate and really cares about every student.  Their energy and enthusiasm was so intense that I wanted to dance!! Lol. Miss Tara, Miss Keryn, Miss Kayla & yourself are truly special people. 

I'm so glad I finally took the time to sit in on classes and was able to feel the pure joy that she does for dance. What an amazing program and we are thrilled to be a part of it all. Thank you for all you do. 

Thank YOU. The hard work, talent and caring you and your staff put into everything you do is apparent and appreciated. Looking forward to next year's show! -June
Dana: Thank you for doing such a great job. You are really very gifted at your art. You push the kids to reach their best during the year and then are so supportive during the recital. You are complete grace under pressure. Enjoy some relaxation -Amy
THANK YOU for all your hard work in putting together yet ANOTHER fab recital. It's really so amazing to watch it all come together so "professionally"! -Cathy
The show was extremely professional and ran so smoothly it was amazing. I credit you and thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our family.
Thank you for all that you and your staff do! Talent factory is such a great place for to grow up and we feel so lucky. Thank you for all you offer our daughters.