larissa swisk | INSTRUCTOR & Communications manager
Larissa Marie Swisk is a veteran of Fusion Dance Center. Spending her entire career training under the direction of Randi-Kay Anthony. Larissa began her career as a recreational dancer, until she was emotionally moved watching a Lyrical piece of Choreography. Seeing the company compete and the satisfaction of the performance they had, she decided to make the move from a recreational path of dance into a competitive, pre-professional training track. Larissa is a graduate of Waverly High School, and is currently pursuing every opportunity and avenue she can with Dance to continue her Education as a teacher and Choreographer.
Larissa has taken home several awards from her time spent in Imagery. Her biggest accomplishment was taking home first place over all at Encore Nationals for her solo Harrowing August, choreographed by Randi-Kay Anthony. Along with her solo, she was awarded the most coveted scholarship- The Broadway Dance Center Scholarship in New York City. Being awarded this scholarship allows her to further her training in NYC while Encore sponsors her for training.
Larissa's teaching style is concentrated on a Ballet foundation while experimenting with movement outside of the box. Exploring space, time and direction out of the ordinary movement. She thrives on seeing kids excel in areas where they doubt themselves. She is trained in all genres with Ballet being her strongest with Contemporary. She will be working with Fusion Dance Center's recital track and the pre-professional company, Imagery. Larissa is thrilled to be a part of the family at FDC, and to continue growing herself as a teacher, mentor, and Choreographer.
Larissa's training includes: Several Dance Conventions & Masterclass with the following Choreographers & Conventions; JUMP, NUVO, Titans of Dance, Billy Bell, Mia Michaels, Glenn Douglas Packard, Nick Lazzarini, Kate Harpootlian, Jaimie Goodwin, Channing Cook, The Summit Dance Teachers Convention, Broadway Dance Center, Suave of Hip Hop Connexion Chicago, etc.