Marissa Nielsen-Pincus is a performing artist, teacher, founding member and Associate Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects. Since 2001, she has been a collaborating artist on TRP’s work including Then She Fell, The Grand Paradise, Ghost Light and Behind The City. In addition to performing, Marissa has assistant directed and has led the rehearsal directing teams for Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise, as well as being a member of the directing team for Learning Curve, TRP’s collaboration with the Chicago youth theater company, Albany Park Theater Project. This year, she was the recipient of the Back Apartment Residency Fellowship from CEC ArtsLink in St. Petersburg, Russia. Marissa teaches performance skills and somatic work. She is also a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner.