DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY
Marissa's Direction and Choreography have a flare for pushing the limits! Never one to color inside the lines Marissa always marched to the beat of her own drum and her artistic work is a clear reflection! With a vivid imagination Marissa has been telling stories through writing, acting and dance for decades. Clear communication through whichever medium she chooses you will be sure to feel all the feels and be dazzled with glee. Whether a delicate ballet, a heart wrenching contemporary piece, or an athletic jazz dance, Marissa will be sure to deliver. With a knack for musical comedy and history, Marissa's work is a versatile, imaginative, energetic, vibrant cornucopia of life, love, celebration and raw emotion.
"ANYTHING GOES"- Curtain Call Performing Arts
"High jinks and great choreography. Critically acclaimed Marissa Joy Ganz was a definite "get" for CCPA. She skillfully scaled the numbers to the small stage, managing to make the dances seem expansive. Of special delight was the show-stopping "Blow, Gabriel Blow." Broadwayworld- Linda Hodges
The show-stopping moment of the night comes at the end of Act I with a tremendous full-cast tap number set to "Anything Goes." Tri-City Voice- Julie Grabowski
"Marissa has been a wonderful addition to my theatre program. Her vibrant energy is unstoppable! Marissa comes to the theatre everyday full of sparkle and smiles. Her choreography is creative, unique and full of show stoppers! She is upbeat and inspiring with the actors. She is a little piece of New York City right here in the Bay Area." Sarah Hope - Founder and Director of Hope Musical Theatre
"You are so gifted at what you do! You're time management, way of focusing large groups, your eye for staging/choreography, and inspired creativity is unparalleled!" - Jessica Chesbro - Freelance Director
DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY RESUME
PARTY PEOPLE Assistant Director Berkeley Rep./ Liesl Tommy
X'S & O'S: A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY Assistant Movement Director Berkeley Rep./ Tony Taccone
JOSEPH... AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Choreographer Woodminster Summer Musicals
BROADWAY BARES/ SF Strips III Choreographer (Whiskey Sour Saloon) BCEFA/ REAF
HELP IS ON THE WAY 24 - 2018 GALA Choreographer (Opening Number w/ Kimberley Locke & Debby Holiday) The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation
ANYTHING GOES Choreographer Curtain Call Performing Arts, CA
BYE BYE BIRDIE Director/ Choreographer Woodside, CA
ANNIE Director/ Choreographer Tiburon, CA
THE WIZARD OF OZ Director/ Choreographer Tiburon, CA
WILLY WONKA Director/ Choreographer San Mateo, CA
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Choreographer Bancroft Musical Theatre, CA
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Choreographer Livermore, CA
THE WIZARD OF OZ Choreographer Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, CA
THE MUSIC MAN Choreographer/ Asst. Director Palo Alto, CA
THE WIZARD OF OZ Choreographer/ Asst. Director Palo Alto, CA
ANNIE Choreographer/ Asst. Director Palo Alto, CA
PETER PAN Choreographer/ Asst. Director Palo Alto, CA
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Choreographer/ Asst. Director Palo Alto, CA
BYE BYE BIRDIE Choreographer/ Asst. Director Palo Alto, CA
BROADWAY THROUGH THE AGES Choreographer/ Asst. Director Palo Alto, CA
STUDENT SHOWCASE Choreographer/ Asst. Director Elmwood Playhouse. Nyack, NY
STUDENT SHOWCASE Director/ Choreographer A Class Act NY (5-6 year olds)NYC
*Denotes Upcoming Production.
DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY REEL- COMING SOON!!!
Thank you to Hope Musical Theatre and Berkeley Rep for some great photos.