Murisa Harba, Instructor

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Murisa Harba received her BFA in Theatre Studies from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts with a minor in ballroom dance and has performed and toured in shows such as Sweet Charity, Amadeus, The Rivals and ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Roadtrip.  Murisa studied with Tony Meredith and Melanie LePatin at Dance Times Square NYC and went on to compete in International Latin and American Smooth Ballroom around the U.S. and Europe for five years snagging amateur champion titles along the way until landing in Los Angeles in 2008, where she currently teaches. She had the opportunity to help with the opening of Balliamos, the first same sex ballroom dance studio, located in the heart of West Hollywood, where she taught privates, classes, choreographed wedding couples and brought students to competitions. Murisa also choreographed music videos for artists such as Derek James, Billy Bob Earl and most recently, Grammy nominated artist, globally acclaimed DJ Paul van Dyk. She starred opposite So You Think You Can Dance season 5 winner Jeanine Mason in Understudy, while also choreographing and performing on Disney’s I’m in the Band, Korda’s Beautifully Esther, and the Kroll Show on Comedy Central. Murisa launched her own acting studio called ABOUT THE WORK, a safe place for actors to hone their craft and continues to teach at the SAG Conservatory.