Marisela Guillen was born and raised in North Denver, Colorado. She first started dancing at the age of five with The Academy of Classical Ballet in Arvada, Colorado where she studied and performed classical ballet until the age of seventeen. After The Academy of Classical Ballet closed, and a two-year hiatus, she returned to dance with Thrive Ballet. When she is not at the studio, you can find studying to earn her B. F. A. in Digital Design with the University of Colorado Denver. Marisela is in her third season with Thrive Ballet.