Anissa is a native of Virginia who started dancing at the age of 11. After high school she fostered her love for dance while studying at Old Dominion University. While there she had the privilege to train with various instructors including Megan Thompson, Joni Petre-Scholz, and Amanda Kinzer. After returning to her hometown, Anissa joined local dance and performance company Dance Matrix, where she serves as a performer and choreographer. She has studied jazz, ballet, hip hop, and modern; but is always looking to learn new disciplines. Her goal as an instructor is to teach children the value of hard work and discipline through the art of ballet.