Marcus Merasty is from the Northern community of Pelican Narrows, Saskatchewan and is of Cree decent, or Assin'skowitiniwak meaning "people of the rocky area". His interest in dance began at the age of 19 after learning traditional Métis jigging. In 2014 he decided to pursue a career as a contemporary dance artist after working on the "Buffalo Pound Round Dance" with New Dance Horizons, a community based project that explores the relationships between cultural narratives and contemporary art forms. Since then he has trained in theatre with Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre, and recently participated in the Indigenous Dance Residency at The Banff Centre. Marcus has also been accepted into the Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers, where he will work towards his BA. (Hons) in contemporary dance.