Melanie is a recent graduate of the BFA program at the North Carolina School of the Arts. She began her pre-professional training at Halifax Dance before continuing in the training program of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. She has received additional training at the Alberta Ballet, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, David Parsons, Danny Grossman and the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre. Performance highlights include works by Terri and Oliver Steel, Brenda Daniels, Susan and Rick McCullough, Julia Sasso, Danny Grossman, Marc Boivin, Sharon Moore, Howard Richard, Ros Newman and Sean Sullivan. Melanie joined Mocean Dance in 2006 as a Dancer Intern and is now a full-time company member.