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Born and raised in Missoula, MT, Marissa Badzioch grew up surrounded by beauty and creativity.  She has spent most of her life in the performing arts world.  Marissa attended the University of Montana for both theatre and dance.  She took her first dance class here at the University when she was five years old and she performed in her first play with the Missoula Children’s Theatre when she was seven years old.  After years of performing, she eventually worked for MCT, Inc. in both the home office and on tour for just over a decade before moving with her family up to the Flathead Valley.

Luckily, life led Marissa home and she is so happy to be back in Missoula and thrilled to be learning about so many different types of art at the School of Visual and Media Arts.  Marissa loves laughing, dancing, singing, swimming in rivers and lakes, and her family.  And dinosaurs and whales.