Artistic Centre of Innovative Dance is a studio where dancers and their dance education come first. They are provided with countless opportunities, knowledge, and experience for inside and outside the dance world. The directors and instructors care for each student and always put them first. At Artistic Centre of Innovative Dance the students and instructors are determined, passionate, and caring. Here we are committed to hard work, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun.

Marisa Walker, Instructor & Owner

Marisa has been dancing for over twenty years. A Sussex County native, she trained at the New Jersey School of Ballet and other local studios with a focus on ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, gymnastics, and musical theatre. A recent graduate of Rutgers University, Marisa earned her BA in Dance after four competitive years studying ballet, modern, choreography, performance skills, improvisation, and afro-fusion. She studied Laban Movement Analysis, dance production, diversity, dance and theater history and applies with great interest these areas of academic understanding to her practice. In addition to training in India, Israel, and Turkey, in 2014 Marisa studied abroad in Moscow, Russia at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. In the following year, her choreographed work was selected for the American Dance Festival. In the past few years her choreographed works have won numerous overall, title, and special awards. Frequently invited to judge dance competitions and professional light dance shows, she is very excited to add studio owner to her repertoire. In Marisa’s eyes, the dancer and their dance education will always come first at Artistic Centre of Innovative Dance.