ADAPT Certified - Tap and Jazz
Registered Acrobatique AcroDance Instructor
BATD Associate Member - Ballet, Tap and Jazz
Teaching was a natural progression for Melissa. Her wide range of dance experience and training allows her to guide and support dancers at all levels. Teaching students from young beginners to adults and encouraging them to develop their dance skills and confidence which spans to other areas of their lives. Melissa has been recognized throughout her teaching career for choreography and students winning top marks.
When Melissa was presented with the opportunity to own her own studio she grasped it and thus became Rhythm Dance Center. She strives to offer a studio where students find a sense of belonging and family, enjoying the art of learning and progressing to become all they want to be.
Melissa trained in both BATD Ballet, Tap and Jazz as well as ADAPT Jazz and Tap. She has a love for all forms of dance and continually tries to expand her knowledge and experience to offer more to her students. Melissa teaches Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical/Contemporary and Hip Hop and is currently becoming certified in Acro Dance.
Melissa graduated from St. Lawrence College with a Marketing and Sales Diploma and immediately after graduating worked in her field of Sales and Marketing for a local Genealogical Company. She moved on to obtain her Real Estate License and has been selling homes in the Kingston area for over 6 years. She balances her time between Real Estate and teaching dance as well as running Rhythm Dance Center and although it keeps her busy she would not change any aspect of her life!
Melissa brings professionalism, organization, structure, and creativeness to RDC and is passionate about dance, loving every minute she spends at the studio. She has high expectations and goals for the studio’s continued success and can’t wait to see what new heights RDC can achieve in the future.