Born and raised in Beirut, Maissa began her wellness and fitness journey at a very early age, when she discovered her passion for dance. Over the years, Maissa has continued to learn and groom her skills in hip hop, contemporary, pole, and aerial dancing, attending workshops and classes the world over with renowned instructors in these disciplines. A fitness enthusiast, Maissa has experimented with many sports and practices that explore the in-depth connection between health and nutrition, and between the body and mind. In 2014, she took her love for resistance training to the next level, and began teaching Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates and Megareformer classes. With a BA in Communication Arts (Radio/TV/Film) under her belt, Maissa also began her career as a professional fashion, jewelry, and performing arts photographer and videographer in 2018; a field she sees seamlessly connected with her dance and fitness career. “I am an artist to begin with; I paint and draw, connecting shapes and colors to one another in an abstract yet meaningful way. It’s all about maintaining a ‘flow’ to me,” she says.