Marissa Pyron Rico is a Mexican singer, actor, and musician. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Vocal, ’14).
She has loved music and performing all her life. She has played the piano and the guitar since the age of 8. Growing up, she was in several different bands and learned to love the art of collaboration. She also grew up performing in community plays and musicals, which is where she found her love for musical theater.
In 2018, she received her B.M. in Vocal Performance with a Minor in Musical Theater from SMU. At SMU, she studied voice with Virginia Dupuy and Dale Dietert and acting from Blake Hackler and Joel Ferrell. While in college, she helped to found the first and only mixed a cappella group at SMU.
After graduation, she attended American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC (Musical Theater). She has performed with many different companies around the DFW area, such as Stolen Shakespeare Guild and Orchestra of New Spain. She is also passionate about new musical works and has participated in several original productions from local playwrights.
Career highlights include performing with Paramore, John Holiday, and attending the Tony Awards.
In addition to performing, Marissa is an NASM certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. She loves dogs, video games, and trying new foods.