Marisa  Castillo

Marisa Castillo

Adjunct Professor, Dance

Marisa's early training was in the Bay Area with many fine teachers including Karen Morell with whom she gained her knowledge of the Vaganova Russian ballet technique. She also studied in the professional division of the Ailey School in New York City. Her dancing and teaching owe much credit to Augusta Moore with whom she has gained an in-depth somatic understanding of body alignment, movement, and artistry. Other teaching credits include Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Brisbane Dance Workshop, Stanford University, and the University of San Francisco. She has studied in teachers' workshops with maria Vegh and David Howard. Ms. Castillo has worked with local choreographers and has danced with a number of companies including Peninsula Ballet Theatre, Columbia City Baller and Santa Clara Ballet. She has been on the faculty at ODC since 2006. She enjoys teaching all ages from children to adults.