Ligia Gaissionok Mariz

Instructor

Miss Ligia started her ballet studies at the age of 5 at the Nadejda Dance Academy in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from the Maria Olenewa State Dance School and received her Dance Degree from Cândido Mendes College. Miss Ligia became a member of the dance company as a contemporary ballerina at the Univercidade college with the choreographer and rehearsal director Marise Reis. She also took classes at the Renata Peçanha Ballroom Dancing Academy and later participated in their dance company for two years, dancing: tango, bolero, soltinho, rock, zouk, salsa, samba, forró, rumba, etc. Experience also in modern contemporary dance, character and Spanish dance. Miss Ligia participated as a character in the Mickey Shows season by Disney Brasil at the shopping malls Norte Shopping and Plaza Shopping in Niterói. She also choreographed and was a Ballerina of CESGRANRIO Foundation and the Julietta de Serpa House of Art. She also won the Award of VII Modern Dance Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Miss Ligia finished the Professional Student Program from José Limón School in New York in 2016 and has been performing as a guest for current shows. She is currently dancing in the Dance Vision NY Company in NYC, and has been teaching locally throughout the tri-state area. We are so happy to welcome Miss Ligia to our Ballet Program this season!