Name: Marissa Montanez
Hometown: Clarksville, Maryland
How can people find you on social media? You can find me on Instagram @chronicdancer
Favorite part about Banana Skirt? Inspiring others through the art of dance!
Favorite music video: Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal
What do you love most about dancing? For me dance is the greatest therapy. No matter what type of day I have had, I always leave the studio feeling better than when I arrived. I love that dance allows us to express the deepest parts of ourselves without words.
On weekends you can be found: Most likely at Banana Skirt! If I am not in class that means I am pursuing my other passion of traveling and exploring our beautiful world.
Dream vacation: Definitely Greece. Exploring the history of Athens and then sailing through the Greek Islands of the Aegean
What was your first Banana Skirt class like? Small! I think my first Banana Skirt class was six people, but we had an absolute blast learning Beyonce’s Get Me Bodied. I fell in love with the job that very day.
Tell us something random about yourself: I have a full time job as an attorney, which usually surprises people. I love being able to challenge myself both intellectually and artistically, and I am so lucky to have the opportunity to do just that every single day.