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Ballet Teacher


Marissa Smith is a principal 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 2015-2019 seasons and various principle and soloist roles at Ballet Fedotov for their 2016 - 2019 seasons.


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. "


Nutcracker - Sugarplum, Clara, Snow Queen, Palace Queen

Coppelia - Soloist Rolls

2018 - 2019

Giselle -Myrtha

Sleeping Beauty - Aurora

Aladdin - Snake Solo

Nutcracker - Sugarplum, Arabian Pas De Deux

2016 - 2017 Season

La Bayadere -  Nikiya

Snow White - Snow White, Evil Witch 

Don Quixote - Kitri

Nutcracker - Clara, Sugarplum, Palace Queen, Snow Queen

Coppelia - Dawn

2015 - 2016 Seaon

Swan Lake - Black Swan

Cinderella - Cinderella

Esmerelda - Diana And Actaeon

Nutcracker - Clara, Sugarplum, Palace Queen, Snow Queen

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

2014 - 2015 Season

Mermaid - Ursula

Don Quixote - Kitri

Carmen - Carmen

Nutcracker - Clara, Sugarplum, Palace Queen 

2013 - 2014 Season

Sleeping Beauty - Aurora

Nutcracker - Clara, Sugarplum, Palace Queen, Snow Queen

Cinderella - Ugly Step Sister

2012 - 2013 Season

Giselle - Myrtha 

Snow White - Evil Queen

Carmen - Carmen

2011 - 2012 Season 

Sleeping Beauty - Aurora

Coppelia - Dawn 

Cinderella -Arabian Pas de Deux

School of Russian

Ballet Sarasota Guest 

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