Originally from this area, Melanie began studying jazz, ballet and tap at the age of four with a local dance studio. As a talented and integral member of their dance company, Melanie performed in several county pageants as well as in the prestigious Miss New Jersey Pageant. Melanie also worked in a dance club where she performed original choreography inspired by popular music videos. She was so immersed in her art, that at the young age of ﬁfteen, Melanie began teaching dance to others. At the age of twenty, Melanie ventured to New York City where she studied at Broadway Dance Center. She has been fortunate enough to share her passion for dance by teaching at several local studios as well as choreograph productions for the Voorhees Middle School Drama Club. Melanie is excited to have a hand in the development of young dancers at Allen Academy of Dance Arts.