Marissa began dancing at the age of two at Mirror Image Dance Academy and continued her dancing at All The Above Dance Company in West Bend. She has been trained in styles of dance such as ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop, pointe, and tap and has been competing in all these styles for over 12 years. She has performed and received many awards for both individual and group dances. Marissa also had the opportunity to dance with the Living Word Lutheran Varsity Dance Team for three years as well as choreograph for the team. While competing, she had the opportunity to attend Nationals for dance in both Charleston, South Carolina and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.