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Marisa Guida

Assistant Professor
Unit Head of Business Essentials

Area: Business Essentials

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: 1212


  • Public Speaking, Career and Professional Development, Organizational Communication, Musical Theatre, Voice (Singing), Movement for the Actor, Playwriting, Storytelling.

Marisa Guida is an Assistant Professor of Business Communication & Career Development courses. As the Unit Head of Business Essentials (2018-present), Marisa oversees BUSN courses for undergraduate business students. Marisa also manages Studio BE: a Peer consulting program for Business Essentials courses.

Marisa has a strong background in performance; acting, voice, movement, & writing. Marisa has performed professionally for over 20 years at some of the greatest theaters in the country, including the Kennedy Center, D.C., and the Town Hall Theatre, NYC. A recent RVA performance with Cadence Theatre includes the Teacher in Small Mouth Sounds (March 2020). When she wasn't training or performing, Marisa was a project manager for several marketing campaigns across NYC. Clients included Starbucks, Adidas, Gillette, Revlon, & Marisa's favorite, Top of the Rock.
Playwriting: PRETTY FUNNY THE MUSICAL, world premiere, MusicalFare Theatre, Buffalo NY (Summer 2017).