Meet the Team
If you’ve ever wondered who the biggest Disneyland fan is, it’s this girl! Her favorite movie is Peter Pan and her favorite ride at the park is The Jungle Cruise. When Coach Carissa isn’t coaching, she is probably watching some Disney movies or hanging out with her dog, Roo. She has been coaching gymnastics/tumbling and competitive cheerleading since 2015. Coach Carissa also has a background as an Emergency Medical Technician.
I was a successful gymnast for 9 years, reaching level 10. Since ending my own gymnastics career, 7 years ago, I have been coaching recreational and team classes. I graduated from CSUN with a B.A in Deaf Studies. My ultimate goal is to work in the Deaf community.
I started dancing and doing gymnastics at 4 years old. I have studied all genres of dance, but I specialize in Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. I have done competitive dancing under Junior HitList, GRaVy babies, and Downey Dance Team. I have taught at multiple vicinities including Barbizon of Hollywood (Los Angeles), Art Dance Academy, and more!