Director and Owner ofDance Arts of Yardley
She has over 20 years of teaching and professional experience. She has trained extensively with former stars of the American Ballet Theatre, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Boston Ballet.
Miss Melissa is the director and owner of Dance Arts of Yardley. She has over 20 years of teaching and professional experience. She has trained extensively with former stars of the American Ballet Theatre, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Boston Ballet.
Miss Melissa was a principal dancer with the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theatre, Ballet Theatre of Miami and Ballet South of New Jersey, and has appeared as a guest artist with area ballet companies. She also performed as a dancer and ice skater in the production "Glitter" at Trump's Castle in Atlantic City.
Miss Melissa has instructed all levels of ballet including pointe and partnering, children and adults. She has also taught varying levels of tap, jazz, lyrical and gymnastics. In addition, from 1989 to 1992, Miss Melissa served as the Artistic Director of the Eastern Youth Ballet of New Jersey. Her choreography has won first place awards in nationally recognized dance competitions. Miss Melissa has had students accepted into the prestigious summer programs of the School of American Ballet, The North Carolina School of the Arts, the American Repertory Ballet, and The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. Moreover, some of these students are now performing regularly with professional ballet companies.