Marissa Yeo – Performance Artist
Marissa Yeo was born into four generations of entertainers. Her parents, Dos Maravillas, were well-established artists within the Australian entertainment industry for 45 years. A flamenco dancer and a guitarist; as a baby she literally slept in an open guitar case on stage as they toured.
Marissa Yeo evolved into a dancer, choreographer and aerialist and has now been performing professionally, choreographing and teaching for 21 years. In 1992 she gained her Bachelor of Performing Arts (Dance). Since then she has continuously studied movement. Ballet, contemporary, Flamenco and Ninjitsu are just some of the movement styles that Marissa has studied in depth and is deeply influenced by.
In 2005 she danced under the umbrella of One Extra Company in ‘Wirad Journi’ for contemporary/Indigenous choreographer Vick Van Hout and has also worked with her in the first stage development of ‘Long Grass’. In 2008 and 2010 she placed first runner-up in the professional division at the Australian Choreographic Competition.