Participant Profile

Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

United States
New York

Marissa Nielsen-Pincus is a performing artist, teacher, and founding member and Associate Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects. Marissa teaches immersive and site-specific performance skills and somatic explorations as part of Third Rail Projects workshop series in NYC. She has taught nationally in Chicago, IL, California, and Oregon, as well as internationally in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Switzerland. 

Nielsen-Pincus’ residency project built on existing relationships with local artists interested in immersive experience with film and installations. In collaboration with fellow artist Tom Pearson, she focused on a project called Libraria, a modular film/installation/immersive performance collaboration with local performers that was developed through creative workshops with community members. The resulting performance was premiered during the Art Prospect Festival in Fall 2018.