Marissa Brooks, a Bay Area native, started dancing at age 6 after falling in love with the creative movement classes at Brisbane Dance Workshop. She developed a passion for the arts while growing up in dance and earned her B.A. from San Francisco State University. She has been working behind the scenes with the youngest dancers at all SFYBA stage productions since 2011. As of 2013, Ms. Brooks currently teaches at SFYBA and is the office manager and parent liaison for SFYBA productions.