Carissa Ortega

Carissa has been training as a dancer for 10 years. Nine years at Center Stage Dance and Performing Arts under the direction of Kristi Davar. Carissa has been a competitive dancer and won many titles, including National Titles in her competitive career. She was a part of Capistrano Valley High School’s Pep Squad for four years. She participated on Varsity Song team for three of those years and Varsity Captain her senior year of High School. Carissa was noticed by McDonald Selznick Associates Talent Agency and has been signed with MSA since she was 16. After she graduated high school she went on to pursue a professional dance career and was lucky to get the opportunity to train in the Launch Program at The Brea Space under the direction of Krista Miller in the year 2018-2019. She has trained with several choreographers including, Mark Meismer, Brian Freidman, Jessica Richens, Krista Miller and many more. As Carissa continues on her education in obtaining an Associate Degree in Communications/Public Relations she is also on the Orange Coast College nationally ranked dance team for the year of 2019-2020.