Marissa Nielsen-Pincus is a performing artist, teacher, and founding member and Associate Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects. Since 2001, she has been a collaborating artist on Third Rail’s creative processes nationally and internationally. In addition to performing, Marissa led the rehearsal directing teams and was Assistant Director for Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise (2016), as well as a member of the directing team for Learning Curve (2016), Third Rail’s collaboration with the Chicago youth theater company, APTP. Marissa teaches performance skills regularly in NYC, as well as nationally and internationally. She is also a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner.