Krisha  Marcano

Krisha Marcano

Actress, Professor, Entrepreneur

Krisha Marcano brings to the UNCSA School of Drama a personal and individual approach to teaching dance to actors—offering tools, guidance and support. With an abundance of theatre credits and many years of professional dance training, she helps her students to discover their individual paths to success.


  • Adjunct Professor at The New Studio on Broadway Tisch/NYU, teaching ballet to B.F.A. freshmen class
  • Taught Dance Improvisation to B.F.A. students for Fordham/Ailey
  • Jazz and Musical Theater Dance workshops across the United States with The Broadway Dance Collective
  • Theater Dance at Stage Door Connections
  • Jazz & Contemporary program at The Joffrey Ballet School, Graham-based modern
  • Dance Theater of Harlem, Graham-based modern
  • Training at: The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, The Alvin Ailey School, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center

Career Highlights

  • Martha Graham Dance Company (1995-97)
  • The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (1997-99)
  • Starred in first principal Broadway role as 'Squeak' in The Color Purple original production (2005-08)

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Dean's Performance Award, SUNY Purchase, 1992
  • Commendation for outstanding artistry and creativity from The City of New York Office of the Comptroller, 2008


  • Actor's Equity Association, since 1999
  • Actor's Fund, since 2001
  • The Field, since 2010
  • Fractured Atlas, since 2011
  • Dance NYC, since 2001
  • Actor's Connection, since 2013