SEE: Open Air 2019 Season attendees said, 


"Thanks for letting me experience a Friday evening I'll never forget!"


"You do have a gift. Never had I seen such a beautiful and dramatic concert. It was truly a wonderful evening."


"Your inner grace comes out loud and clear in your presence and your work. We all need you in our lives to bring beauty into our tumultuous world and lives." 


"It was such a delight to be with you last night to see you in action as you and the dancers turned a late summer evening into a magical event."


"Thank you for having such a wonderful event in a small town that so desperately needed some art and whimsy!" 


MOVE: Community Class attendees said, 


"Thank you for that lovely class today, Marisa, and for holding space for us at the end...just seeing all of us there together living in that moment of reflection was the first moment of togetherness and community I've felt this week."



MOVE: Melodies In Motion (on Zoom) attendees said,


"We had never seen anything like it before. We were observers for the most part, but we really enjoyed the way that the Ballaro Dance and Lux Mea worked together to put together an unusual and fun experience.  We marveled at the way the two groups were able to work together from a distance to become up with such a productive and interesting experience."



SHARE: Yappy Hour attendees on Zoom said, 


"It's so fun to meet new creatives, and much easier to be social from the comfort of your own home when you are an introvert :) " 

(YAPPY HOUR: For Artists & Collaborators)


"Thank you so much for all of your advice and words of wisdom yesterday- I definitely learned some new information and appreciated the perspective you had to offer with both your experience in the arts and the corporate world!"

(YAPPY HOUR: Navigating Your Post-Pandemic Job Journey)





Ballaro Dance is a New York City based modern dance company performing the work of Marisa f. Ballaro.


The dances are about physical space, music, and time. Small gestures are brought to life while making meaning through storytelling.