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Hey, I'm Marissa!
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States · Member since November 2013

I am a musician- a classically trained clarinetist with my masters degree in performance. Music is definitely my first language, and I've found very useful in communication- especially when traveling. My clarinet, my digital 8 track and my headphones go with me everywhere. Although I obviously need to make some noise, I am a very quiet person and will journal in calligraphy, play with my android or happily stare into space on my down time.

I am also a belly dancer and a fire dancer- and a teacher of both. I made a good living dancing for events in India, and I'm always looking for ways to keep that work going. I've even done Princess Jasmine parties for kids, who I'm great with- probably because I'm the oldest girl from a family of 13 children, and I've spent years doing work as a teaching artist in both New York City and Winston Salem, NC.

I teach private Pilates because it's my favorite way to stay strong and trim- and I'm enthusiastic about sharing it!

I'm a good listener, and if there's something you know a lot about, you can talk to me about it for days.

As far as day to day living goes, I am never bored and don't need to be entertained. I like company, but I also love being alone. If there's a television in the room, I probably won't notice it. I will however notice if you have cool video editing software on your computer, surround sound speakers or systematic lighting. I sleep through anything when I'm tired and love naps. I like to wake up early, but I'm a night owl by nature. I am on the macrobiotic spectrum in terms of my diet, but I make exceptions all of the time. Especially in the sweet arena :)

I am moving to Austin from North Carolina on my own. It's a wide unknown road, but I'm excited about giving myself a chance to explore a city that is so vast and rich in culture and smarts. If you've made it this far down my page, I just want to thank you. That's really cool :)

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