Marcella Sweeney is a dance artist, performer, creator and educator recently relocated to Burbank, CA. She performed with Agieszka Laska Dancers in Portland, Oregon for two years, participating in two major works (Lamentatio and Broken Flowers). She has also performed in works by Jack Cole (set by Tinka Dailey), Wade Madsen, Deborah Wolf and Dayna Hansen. Marcella studied trapeze and acrobatics for several years and has trained intensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern dance under Kemba Shannon, Jennifer Livingston, Sarah Slipper, Franco Nieto and many others. She holds a BFA degree in dance and a Pilates Mat teacher certificate from Cornish College of the Arts, where she was given Outstanding Dance Major and Excellence in Dance Writing awards. In addition to dance, Marcella is musically trained in both voice and acoustic guitar and enjoys combining her musical interests with dance. Her interests in the dance field are broad, including a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and dance science. Marcella has been honored with merit scholarships from Bates Dance Festival, American Dance Festival and Cornish College of the Arts. She was a recipient of the Argento Dance Grant to support her participation in The Bridge Project 2017 at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle, performing in a work by Esra Comert-Morishige. She danced professionally with Forthun&Rome Dance Theater in Seattle for a season before moving to Los Angeles to continue pursuing her career in dance.