Melanie was raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. She began ballet classes at the age of 5 years old and has since then earned her Advanced Foundation from the Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D.) with distinction and her Pre-Professional certification in Vaganova ballet. In the summer of 2009, Melanie was a top 6 competitor on the second season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada where she got to work with choreographers such as Luther Brown, Blake McGrath, Mia Michaels, Tyce Diorio, and Stacey Tookey. She moved to LA in 2011 and has since then experienced great success in the industry. Melanie has worked with artists such as Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Becky G, Eden XO, Victoria Duffield, and Keshia Chante, and has danced on Glee, Two and a Half Men, Suburgatory, The Goldbergs, Dancing With The Stars, America’s Got Talent, and X Factor. She also discovered her love for yoga while living in LA, and she obtained her 250-hour yoga teaching certification from Corepower Yoga in November of 2011. Melanie began teaching at Millennium Dance Complex soon after that and quickly realized how much joy it brings her guide others through a therapeutic yet challenging practice on the mat. Melanie is a dedicated and passionate woman who enjoys exploring her artistry in both yoga and dance and strives to inspire others as a teacher and dancer.