Carissa started dancing since the age of four at Panorama School of Dance and has enjoyed every moment of it.  She has trained and completed all of her Royal Academy of Dance ballet examinations as well as up to her Advanced One Vocational exam.  Aside from ballet, Carissa has also taken classes in different dance  genres including jazz, lyrical, tap and stage.

At the age of seven, Carissa began dancing competitively in groups and solos.  She has danced in various competitions in the Lower Mainland and competed in Las Vegas as well.  Carissa has also been a student teacher at Panorama Dance for several years, which provided valuable learning experiences.  She aspires to incorporate all that she has learned into her own classes.

Carissa is currently studying at Simon Fraser University in the Interactive Arts and Technology program.  She looks forward to sharing her love of dance with her students and is excited to assist young dancers in discovering their talents.