Marissa Horstman was born in Mobile, Alabama, and began her dance training with Sheffield School of the Dance at the very young age of three. Her love for dance flourished as she grew and began assisting the Sheffield Faculty as a demonstrator at age twelve.
Throughout her years of competitive dance, she attended and won many scholarships and titles from Tremaine Dance Conventions, West Coast Dance Explosion, New York City Dance Alliance and NUVO.
While competing for the title of West Coast Dance Explosion National Elite Dancer in 2008, Marissa had the opportunity to perform with Multi-Platinum and Grammy Nominated artist, Deborah Cox at their annual gala. By the age of 15, Marissa became a member of the Tremaine National Performance Company, allowing her to travel the United States, assisting and training under Joe Tremaine, Keri LaGrand, Derrick Schrader, Laurie Johnson, Marty Dew, Colby Shinn, Tony Bellisimo, Tiffany Maher and Meghan Sanett.
In 2014, she starred in The George Twins’ hit music video, “Diana” alongside professional dancer and choreographer, Colby Shinn. In 2014, Marissa was named Mobile County’s Distinguished Young Woman, and went on to the State Finals in Montgomery, Alabama where she won a Talent Award and finished 2nd Runner-Up to the State title.
Marissa is also a featured dancer in the World War II film, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, starring Nicolas Cage, releasing Veteran’s Day 2016. After graduating high school, Marissa attended the University of Alabama where she was a member of the Crimson Cabaret dance team. Marissa is continuing her education in Mobile, Alabama at the University of South Alabama with a major in chemical engineering. Marissa is thrilled to be part of the Sheffield faculty!