“Two of my greatest fears have always been dancing, and trying to be “sexy”. It took me a year to build myself up to taking Marissa’s class - and I would STRONGLY encourage you not to make the same mistake by waiting so long. It is not an exaggeration to say Marissa’s class has changed my life. The two things that used to bring so much anxiety have turned into the highlight of my week, and I finish every single class beaming. Marissa is an incredible teacher and has turned my two left feet into actual passable human dancing feet! But she also brings the kind of support and warmth to every class that ensures you leave every session feeling on top of the world - whether you nailed the combo or not. I never imagined a heels class could bring me so much joy.” - Charlotte Nicdao
“Marissa is impressive not only as a dancer, but as a choreographer and creative director. Her teaching style is easy to follow because she can teach with counts and with words. She’s always got fire choreo, and she’ll make you feel at ease the moment you step into a studio with her. She knows how to push you while nurturing you at the same time. In LA where there are countless talented choreographers to take classes from, I choose to work with and learn from Marissa because there’s a little extra something that makes her special. Not only will you grow as a dancer with her, you’ll grow as a person and you’ll realize why so many people are constantly drawn to her.“ - Mia Cortez
“Heartbreak heels renewed my love for dance after years of a hiatus, and yet it was also the catalyst for a new love. This class is female empowerment at its finest and Marissa Heart is the living, kick-ass embodiment of it— as you will be, after learning from this angel. I could hardly walk in heels and absolutely died in her first beginner’s class, but she encouraged me to stay for her advanced class—“imagine” by Ariana Grande— and the rest is history. Her support pushed me through the first rough patch of getting back into dance, when you’re full of doubts and resistance to movement on your body. And now, less then 25 classes later, I can own it in heels and I feel sexier in my skin than ever before ;)
Thank you Marissa, you’re so much more than a teacher my love. You will always have my support and forever hold a special place in my heart. ❤️” - Liz Quach
“Marissa and Heartbreak heels has become a staple in my training regimen. Not only does Marissa deeply care about the training of her students, but you can tell she actually cares about each and every individual. Her energy always fills the room and inspires anyone that takes her class. As a professional dancer, I am always challenged in the best way when taking Marissa’s class. Whether it’s a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level class, you will always leave feeling like you grew as a dancer. With the endless possibilities of training in Los Angeles, Marissa’s class is one I always make sure I take! It’s simply a MUST!” - Sean Viator
“Heart is in her name, and that’s exactly what Marissa gives to each and every one of her classes! I am SO grateful for Heartbreak Heels, and the safe, loving, encouraging environment it continuously provides. Not only is Marissa a phenomenal teacher, but she will also become your biggest cheerleader - rooting for your success the whole way through. Anyone who has taken her class knows undoubtedly what a treat it truly is!” - Chelsea Corp
”Marissa Heart.. oh my gosh I don’t know where to start. Marissa is such an incredible teacher and all around person. When I first took her class I was welcomed with open arms and encouragement. She creates such a loving environment that it quickly became one of my favorite activities of the week. Starting with her group circle in the beginning of class, she gathers everyone and explains how her class is a safe place and her goal for all of us is to embrace all the beautiful things that make us who we are and to express ourselves without fear or limitations. Most strikingly she pushes us to be present. To be in the moment and really experience the art we create. By the end of class we’re all better dancers and more connected to ourselves and each other. She’s inspirational, kind, loving, attentive, encouraging, ( an insane bendy acrobat with no bones)... just so many amazing things. Take her class, learn from her. That’s all. Love you Marissa” - Alexander Jackson
“Marissa Heart has been someone I have looked up to for years. I remember in college watching her dances on YouTube every week. I finally made the decision to drive down to LA that summer to take her class for the first time and it changed my life in the best way possible. I ended up moving to LA that fall to pursue professional dancing. Training with Marissa has been the biggest blessing and something I have looked forward to every week. She has helped me find confidence not only in my own unique style but in myself as a person. I am forever grateful for Heartbreak Heels!” - Rachael Hall
“Where do I begin.
I couldn’t state in words what Marissa and her classes have done for my life but i sure will try my best;
I came from another country, and i was looking for a serious dance experience and intensive training.
I have tried many instructors and dance groups and none ever really felt like home, and then Marissa’s class was suggested to me.
“A contortionist?!” I said, being scared that my flexibility skills will forever not be enough. None the less i have decided to go.
The moment I stepped into Playground LA and into her class the first thing i saw is that
A - It was sold out
B- All the dancers on the floor were greeting each other with hugs and kisses - it seemed like everyone there knew each other for years! Something I’ve personally don’t see often in the dance community out here.
Then Marissa walked in with her long blonde hair and big blue eyes and welcomed everyone to her class.
She sat us all down for an her “intention circle” and at that point i knew she was different.
It wasn’t only about the dance, about the training, about the skills. It was about the people behind those skills. She really cares.
From that point on i have decided that i am going to try her classes out regularly. In that process, all of a sudden, I have became one of those people who greets everyone and knows so many of the dancers on the floor. Its truly a family and i can tell you that some of my most beautiful friendships came from Marissa’s dance floor.
They are my girls until this day.
Thank you Marissa for all the love and dance you have brought into my life. Forever grateful ❤️“ - Noga Dekel
“I love Heartbreak Heels so much! It’s the class that I look forward to with such excitement every week. I absolutely love Marissa’s choreography, and getting to explore different styles and characters in such a supportive and encouraging environment. This class has helped me develop my heels technique, performance, and confidence, and makes me fall more in love with dance with every class! “ - Skylar Ivy
“Marissa’s heels class isn’t just fun, but it helps you explore every level on your dance capacity. One day with be super slow and sexy and another will be very quick and challenging.
Marissa breaks things down, she is a wonderful teacher. Not only is she a talented and thorough teacher but she is also kind and caring for her students and actually wants them to grow. She wants to them to succeed and feel great about themselves.
I grew a lot taking Heartbreak heels. I was able to challenge myself, feel amazing, learn a lot from Marissa and have a lot of fun at the same time. I highly recommend it!“ - Erin Gray
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