Dance Instructor - Contemporary Jazz, Ballet/Jazz Combo & PreK
Melissa was raised in Dryden, Michigan where she started dancing at the age of seven. Growing up she received her early dance training at Kensington Center for the Arts and Eisenhower Dance Ensemble where she studied ballet, modern, and jazz. In high school, she joined the youth modern company Eisenhower Center Dance Ensemble. She competed at Youth Grand Prix and Michigan Youth Arts Festival. She participated in summer intensives at Kensington Center for the Arts, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Ad Deum and River North Chicago. She received her BFA in dance at Belhaven University May 2015. This is her first year performing with Sarasota Contemporary Dance.