Marisa Diamond has an extensive performance background, ranging from comedy to dance and circus arts to acting. She has studied acting and dance at the University of Michigan with renowned professors, such as Ron de Jesus, Malcolm Tulip, Lisa Mayer, Robert Najarian, and Priscilla Lindsay. She also studied full-time at the Second City's Comedy Studies Program with Norm Holly, Anne Libera, and Rachael Mason. Her circus training began at the age of 6, and she has studied at NECCA and Circus Smirkus, among others.
Her acting credits include Papagena in The Magic Flute and Mrs. Wallace in Beyond Therapy at the University of Michigan. She performed on the Second City stage in Empathy and Irony, her Comedy Studies graduation show. Additionally, she has appeared in numerous feature, independent, and student films.
As a circus performer, Marisa has performed nationally, including under the big top in New Hampshire with the Granite State Circus, at a TEDx conference, at the World Circus Summit, and in the Circus Harmony ring at the City Museum in St. Louis.
Marisa Diamond's current ongoing project, Generation C(ircus), is a business model for a comprehensive circus company with educational and performance aspects. Her professional solo circus show is entitled *insert sociopolitically-aware title here*. She developed it as part of her senior thesis at the University of Michigan, and this powerful 20-minute show is currently available for booking.
Beyond Therapy, 2015. Photo by Nikki Horowitz