Karissa is from a small town in New Hampshire, but recently relocated to the St. Pete area! She is a life-long dancer with a background in a variety of dance forms ranging from Contemporary/Modern dance, Contact Improvisation, all the way to Senegalese Dance. She discovered a love of Latin social dance while receiving her Bachelors of the Arts in Dance and Anthropology at Marlboro College. She is very passionate about forms like Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, and Cumbia, but also loves any kind of dance that gets people moving together, and communicating without words!
Connecting with people is Karissa’s passion and when you meet her she has an energy that is contagious and supportive! She firmly believes that there is no wrong way to dance and that movement is one of the best ways we can heal individually, as well as in partnerships and group settings. When taking a lesson with her you can expect to laugh, have fun, and forget your troubles for a little while. She is an artist and choreographer at her core and seeks to provide the best experience for all her dancers.