School of Theatre & Dance
Faculty & Staff Information

Marissa Nesbit
Assistant Professor / Dance Education Coordinator
Telephone (252) 328-6325

Office: Messick: 213

Dr. Marissa Beth Nesbit is Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Dance Education program at East Carolina University. Prior to joining the faculty at ECU, she completed her PhD in Art Education at The Ohio State University, where she was awarded both the Graduate Associate Teaching Award and the Manuel Barkan Dissertation Fellowship. Dr. Nesbit has extensive experience teaching dance in K-12 schools through programs with the North Carolina Dance Theatre and the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she was Director of Dance Education. She also holds an MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and a BA in Psychobiology from Pitzer College.