A Los Angeles native, Marissa Osato is a choreographer, director, and dance educator who creates emotionally-driven, embodied narratives through a sociocultural lens
. Using a hybrid language of contemporary, modern, and hip hop dance techniques
, Marissa’s choreography exhibits a sense of rhythm and dynamism, of groundedness and abandon, of stillness and intimacy.
Marissa is the co-founder/co-artistic director of Entity Contemporary Dance
. Marissa earned an MFA in Choreography from California Institute of the Arts and a BA in Dance and BA in Literary Journalism from the University of California, Irvine.