Clarissa Millen was born and raised in Long Island, New York, as a daughter of two musicians. Clarissa studied classical piano and voice, but was drawn to dance and began taking classes at the age of two.
She continued to dance through her whole life as her passion intensified. Clarissa chose to continue her career in dance at UNCSA as a contemporary dance major. When she’s not dancing, Clarissa’s other interests include enjoying nature, loved ones, singing, and playing piano. Her love of life, beauty, and art has inspired her dancing, choreography and performances.