MARISSA ALMA NICK Writer / Choreographer / Activist
Marissa Alma Nick graduated from the New World School of the Arts, received her BFA from the University of South Florida, and was selected for the Creative Capital Continued Education Program (host: Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs). She's moved to Los Angeles straight out of college, and signed to MSA dance agency where she worked as a freelance dancer in various music videos, commercials, tv shows, and movies. Then in 2012, Marissa moved back to Miami to start her own dance-theatre company Alma Dance Theater and became the founding artistic director for the festival: ScreenDance Miami. While in Miami she's been an adjunct professor for the University of Miami's Musical Theater Department and has produced, choreographed, and directed live shows for Art Basel Miami, Faena Miami, Tigertail Productions, Vizcaya Museum, Perez Art Museum, Showfields Miami, and Together Arts.
In 2018 Marissa began working on her most personal project: REBEL IN VENUS, inspired by her own awakening to her sexual trauma and the reckoning that came with it. REBEL IN VENUS is both a live show (that premiered in Miami in December 2019); and a novel, which she started writing in 2020 and finished in 2022. A publishing date will be announced soon.