Carissa Palazzolo is the Director of Dance at Dance Etc. She started dancing at Dance Etc. when she was three and hasn't stopped dancing since! Carissa has eight years of competitive dance experience and three years of college dance team experience. Through her time dancing, Carissa has studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and musical theater. Since starting at Dance Etc. as a teacher in 2016, Carissa graduated from Mount St. Joseph University with a degree in Fine Arts and Psychology. She loves teaching and is excited to continue making the classroom a fun and safe space to learn new things.