Carissa Matsushima

Carissa Matsushima

Carissa Matsushima is a multi- passionate performing artist whose work ranges from writing and performing in her band The Voodoo Lilies, teaching yoga and capoeira at Daya Yoga Studio, and freelance dancing/acting. A few NYC based companies she has worked with are David Gordon’s Pick Up Company, Ni’Ja Whitson’s The NWA Project, The Dance Cartel, Built4Collapse, and The Nettles. She’s also performed music at Rockwood Music Hall, Caffe Vivaldi, Maxwell’s Tavern, Roulette, and The Way Station. Matsushima is a queer and an ally and strives to create and be in work that builds community, is all-inclusive and aims at healing and nurturing the body and soul. She also makes incredible hand cream. (BFA, NYU ’13) matsushimamusic.com