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Marissa Quimby
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Dancer. Model. Performer.

In the Summer of 2007 I packed up life as I knew it into 2 giant suitcases and landed in the Pacific Northwest for the first time. Born and raised on the east coast, I came to Seattle for an opportunity to dance for Spectrum Dance Theater and since then I have found myself on dozens of stages, studios, and countless other creatively transformed spaces. I follow the inspiration, whether that brings me to dancing, modeling, singing, or otherwise, I love discovering where a new project might take me.

These days I am rehearsing and performing with Alana O Rogers Dance Company, House of Verlaine, and dancing as well as serving as Executive Director for Coriolis Dance. I also work regularly modeling for local businesses and designers and find myself willingly tangled up in any number of side projects. When I get a free moment you can find me doodling, thrift shopping, hot yoga-ing, hiking, geocaching, going to concerts - anything to keep moving!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your creative ideas. In particular, video and voice work are areas I’d like to continue exploring. I am not afraid to make a spectacle of myself and dance at Pike Place market, pose on building ledges, and climb in trees and fountains for an artistic vision.

What's your challenge for me?

-M

I am independently contracted. Feel free to contact me about ideas, opportunities, and requests for casting materials.

Email: marissa.quimby@gmail.com

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News and Upcoming Events

- May 19th & 20th: reSET
Choreographers and dancers don't often have opportunities to utilize complex or fully-realized sets. With this in mind, The Washington Ensemble Theatre provides opportunities for dancers to make pieces on its elaborate theatrical sets. This reSET will feature new works by Lily Verlaine and Markeith Wiley, who will perform on the spooky set of The Ensemble's current production The Things Are Against Us.

- May 22nd: Into Ice Open Rehearsal
Join Alana O Rogers Dance Company for a first look at Into Ice, premiering in November 2016. SHIFT Movement & Healing Arts, 5-6:30pm $10 suggested donation.

- June 2nd: Seattle First Thursday Artwalk in Pioneer Square
Coriolis Dance will be performing excerpts and new work at AXIS Gallery. Showings between 6-8pm. Free!

- June 21st & 22nd: Seattle International Dance Festival
I will be performing in a brand new festival-commissioned piece for Coriolis Dance, choreographed by Jason Ohlberg, as well as an excerpt of Into Ice by Alana O Rogers. Both pieces are part of the Spotlight on Contemporary Ballet program.

- November 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th: Into Ice
World premiere of this new full evening-length piece by Alana O Rogers. Velocity Dance Center.

I am currently taking bookings for Summer 2016. Fall is looking busy so contact me soon for availability!

Stay tuned for upcoming performance announcements!

Ongoing

The album-film "Midnight Veil" is now out in the world for your viewing pleasure! Seattle darling, Prom Queen, produced this Kickstarter-funded masterpiece that is chock full of local talent. It has been touted as a "tour de force of high camp and unrepentant glitz" by City Arts Magazine. Please check out her website for a viewing link and purchasing links via CD Baby or iTunes. I am honored to be featured in her track, 'The Golden One' along with Seattle belly-dancing troupe, The Tribellas. All hail the Prom Queen!

If you've picked up Jordan Matter's NY Times bestselling photography book, 'Dancers Among Us' you've seen me! I had the good fortune of catching him during his brief trip to Seattle and the image we created survived all editor cuts! Check out his stunning work and grab yourself a copy HERE.

Follow the work and progress of New York/Canadian artist, Charles Malinsky, and his series: The Black Coat Project. I had the privilege of working with him while in NYC in 2012 and it's been incredible to see the graphite drawings and oil paintings that our one session together inspired.

Previous Work

Past performance experience has had me dancing and touring with Spectrum Dance Theater, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Opera, Verlaine & McCann Present, House of Verlaine, Can Can Productions, Alana O Rogers Dance Company, Seattle’s Music of Remembrance Organization, Ten Tiny Dances, numerous productions at Velocity Dance Center, Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, and Northwest New Works at On the Boards.

Other clients and events have included Tommy Bahama, Cicada Bridal, Microsoft, iSpeakvideo, Pearson Education, eHow.com, Aveda, Horseshoe Boutique, Sassafras, BEVEE Bags, TiGr Lock, Alex Photography Studio, Peach and Pepper Apparel, Garnier Fructis, Frames Bowling Lounge NYC, True Blue, Fashion Network Seattle, Britt Rynearson, The Ruby Room, Project Red Dress, Seattle Magazine’s Seamless in Seattle fashion show, Forbidden Fashion Show, Metropolitan Fashion Week, and the Eco Fashion show at Seattle Green Festival.

"Earth + Beyond" - Designs by Anna Kathleen, directed by Kaliya Warren.

Read the Washington Square News (NYC) write-up.

"How to Modernize a Black Dress" - part of an eHow.com fashion video series filmed at Coup de Coeur a la Mode, NYC. Click through for more how-to's!


Click through the YouTube "My Work" playlist for more dance and fashion videos.

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