Melanie began her training at the age of two at Donna Miceli Dance Center (DMDC) in Lowell, MA. Over the years she was trained in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, contemporary and musical theater. After graduating from high school she went on to continue her education at UMass Amherst where she earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. While at UMass she was a part of the UMass Dance Company as well as the UMass Ballroom Dance Team. Since graduating she has continued her dance education by taking classes at local studios and trying new styles. This is her eighth season with DanceWorks Boston and second time choreographing.