Teaching Artist: Ballet & Pointe
Melissa began dancing at the Siouxland Movement Arts Center in Sioux City, IA, and auditioned for ballet Sioux at ten years old. She performed in Coppelia, was the “Bluebird” in Sleeping Beauty, and was featured as the “Dew Drop Fairy” in The Nutcracker. Melissa’s experience in ballet, tap, lyrical, hip hop, modern and character, adds welcome depth to our Academy faculty team! Her dancing daughter, Jada, is a 2016 Academy graduate. We are thrilled to have her technical grace and beauty example returning to inspire our dancers for the 2017-18 dance season.