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Carissa Songhorian

Carissa.Songhorian.1.headshotCarissa Songhorian, a BFA in Dance and Dance Composition graduate from California Institute of the Arts, began her training at Los Angeles Ballet Academy under the direction of Andrea Paris. Throughout her years as a dancer, she has performed with the Kirov Ballet and State Street Ballet, as well as in works by choreographers and artists such as Troy Powell, Julie Bour, Ryan Mason, Laurence Blake, and Kira Blazek amongst many others. She has also appeared in several short dance films, a pilot for a television series, and a new movie that was produced by James Franco. As a movement educator, Carissa strives to mentor students in both dance and in living a disciplined and healthy lifestyle, by promoting a nurturing environment where challenges and achievements are one and the same.