Carissa has been dancing since the age of four at a family owned studio in Niagra Falls, NY. Here she assisted teaching, which led to her deep love of teaching dance. She has been dancing and performing for over 20 years. Carissa has experience in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, pointe, and acro. Carissa has taught at both the elementary and middle school levels, and is currently working in technology and innovation at Browne Academy.