Monday, November 9, 2009
Dancer's Profile #1
Each week for the next month we will post a profile of one of our dancers. This one features Marissa Maislen.
DAILY ROUTINE: Between going to classes and rehearsals, Marissa delves into her own choreography. With various dance projects stimulating her everyday, she winds down with a long walk around the parks of Manhattan. When luck is with her, she is able to borrow her brother's dog on her treks through the parks (she's a major dog-lover).
AERIAL HISTORY: At 14, Maislen took her first flight on a trapeze and never forgot the exhilaration. This happened while she was attending a summer intensive in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where Julie (Fly-by-Night's Artistic Director), was teaching trapeze-dance.
DANCE BACKGROUND: She's a recent graduate from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. During her last semester at Tisch, she sunk her teeth again into low-flying and hasn't looked back.
QUOTE FOR THE DAY: "Ah listen, for Silence is not lonely: Imitate the magnificent trees that speak no word of their rapture, but only breathe largely the luminous breeze." - D.H Lawrence