At the age of 5 Larissa began dancing at Hosanna Dance Studio and studied ballet under Tiese Morgan, Nicole Elliot, and Jennifer Knight Dills. There she learned the art of dance with a heart of worship and began to understand the joy in using her gift of dance for Gods glory. It is her passion today to serve God as an instrument of praise.
In Junior High she joined the Hosanna Dance performing group and shared the love of Jesus through dance in the community for 5 years. During that time she had the opportunity to perform in churches, schools, retirement homes, local events and on Hollywood Boulevard with Project Dance. After graduating, Larissa continued training with Eugene Ballet Academy and also attended Ballet Magnificat's! Summer Dance Intensive for two years. It was during this time that she realized that joining a ballet company focused on ministry was where she felt called.
Larissa graduated Paradosi's Trainee Program in the Spring of 2013 before becoming a Company Apprentice for the 2013/2014 Season. Larissa was promoted to a full company member in the fall of 2014 and she is very excited to continue growing as a servant of God living by faith and dancing with a heart of praise!