Marissa Smith is a principle dancer and one of the leading instructors for all of the intermediate levels at the Russian Ballet Orlando. Her Vaganova training began with Vladimir Bykov ( from National Theater of Ukraine) in 2005 and in 2011  started training at Russian Ballet Orlando. Since then, Marissa has performed all lead, soloist roles and partnered with dancers from around the world in all of the RBO productions including, Aurora, Carmen, Nikiya, Kitri, Black Swan, and many more. She has also Guest Performed with Florida Arts and Dance Theater as SugarPlum for their 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons and various principle and soloist roles at Ballet Fedotov for their 2016 and 2017 season.


Quote : Russian Ballet Orlando has given me the opportunities to grow and learn, not only as a dancer and teacher but as a strong, confident woman as well. I love sharing my passion of dance and inspiring all of my students to be their best self in every class I teach. 





Don Quixote - Kitri

Snow White - Snow White, Evil Witch 

La Bayadere -  Nikiya

Snow Queen - Gerta

Nutcracker - Sugarplum, Arabian Pas De Deux


Esmerelda - Diana And Actaeon

Cinderella - Cinderella

Swan Lake - Black Swan

Coppelia - Dawn



Mermaid - Ursula

Don Quixote - Kitri

International Gala guest artist - Carmen Pas De deux partner Igor Bolychov (National Theater of Ukraine)

Nutcracker - Clara, Sugarplum, Palace Queen 


Sleeping Beauty - Aurora

Nutcracker - Clara, Sugarplum, Palace Queen, Snow Queen

Cinderella - Ugly Step Sister


Giselle - Myrtha 

Snow White - Evil Queen

Carmen - Carmen


Sleeping Beauty - Aurora

Coppelia - Dawn 

Cinderella -Arabian Pas de Deux

School of Russian

Ballet Sarasota Guest 

Nutcracker - Clara, Sugar Plum, Snow Queen, Palace Queen


Nutcracker - Snow Queen, Arabian, Shepherdess