Carissa Chanos has over 15 years of dance experience including studio dance studies in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, modern, interpretive and pointe. In addition to being competitive company dancer for several years, she was also a 4 year member and senior captain of a highly competitive varsity dance team. Currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and Inter-Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Carissa also has a background in Somatics Practices which correlates anatomical studies and injury prevention. Since the age of 14, Miss Carissa has worked with Infinity Dance as an assistant coach from the beginning of the program nearly 10 years ago. She has now taken her education and first hand experience to work as the owner, artistic director and head coordinator of the Infinity Dance Studio. Miss Carissa brings a unique perspective as a dance educator with a blend of choreography and instruction on dance technique that combines artistry and athleticism. Carissa has a genuine love and passion for teaching children which has fueled a personal commitment to instructing today’s complete performer. She cares as much about training young dancers as she does about educating responsible dynamic leaders. Miss Carissa has the ability to share with her students a firsthand knowledge of skills and expectations required at the competitive all-star and scholastic dance team levels. In 2015, Carissa was awarded the highly regarded honor of being presented with the DX National Coach of the Year award. Additionally in 2016, Carissa returned home to her alma mater to become the head coach for the prestigious, award-winning Varsity Dance Team.