Copyright 2015. Marissa Milele. All Rights Reserved.
When Marissa isn't auditioning and pursuing her dreams, she's choreographing for many different studios, conducting master classes and workshops all over the Unites States". She has won many choreography awards!
"I plan to continue to spread my passion amongst young dancers and make a difference in the world".
Marissa Nikole Milele was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Her dance training started at a young age of 4 years old. She competed for thirteen years as a company member at DC Dance Factory. Additionally, she trained and competed in power tumble and trampoline at Let It Shine Gym, Inc. ranking nationally for over 8 years. Amongst those talents she trained as a competitive cheerleader for many years on a co-ed level 5 team and also cheered in middle/high school. She entered her second year as an NFL Cheerleader in 2015 for the Tennessee Titans. She became a contestant mid season on the hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance and recently moved to LA to be on the show. She's been invited to participate on the season 12, So You Think You Can Dance, 70 city national tour which starts October 2015. Marissa has worked with the industry’s best known choreographers including Travis Wall (who was her team stage mentor for SYTYCD) Tyce Diorio, Tabitha and Napoleon, Brian Friedman, R.J. Durrell, Dave Scott, Cris Judd, Pharside & Phoenix, Nick Bass, Michael Rooney, Barry Lather, Bryan Anthony, Misha Gabriel, Ray Leiper, Jean Marc Genereux and Warren Carlyle.
Marissa has worked industrial modeling gigs with MAC Cosmetics and print work for Katrina Dance wear and Urban Dancewear (catalog and website). Singing is a constant passion for Marissa. She toured at thirteen years old as the youngest member in singing pop group, The Rubyz which landed on Radio Disney during their album release in 2008. She has also worked with well known producer/artist, Sean Garrett. She plans to further her singing career and looks forward to incorporating all her talents in one legendary show.
Music videos include, Janelle Monae, Jerrod Niemann, Alex Aiona and Drew Davis. Commercials: Snowbird Channel 4 news, Top 40 Billboard, American Pickers, Worship Jamz and Nickelodeon. Live performances include CMA Awards, CMA Country Christmas, 2014 Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade, iShine and Believe tours, Radio Disney's NBT, Jasmine Sagginario, (opening up with Justin Beiber), Harley Davidson Corporate industrial show as choreographer/principle dancer and 2015 SYTYCD national tour. Television appearances include 2015 CMA Awards with Kenny Chesney, 2013 CMA Country Christmas as a principle dancer for Jennifer Nettles (ABC), "So You Think You Can Dance" season 10 and 11 (FOX network), American Pickers (History channel) and iShine knect on (CBN) and top 20 contestant on the hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance (Top five girls on team stage). Catch Marissa in the new movie, Alvin and The Chipmunks 4 in December 2015 as she is a featured dancer.