Melanie began her study of dance at the Betty Gunderson Studio of Dance. After high school she continued her studies at Dean College and then graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BFA in dance. In 2016, Melanie performed in Bird and Other Works with Vacanti Ballets. She is the Social Media Administrator at Gary Rome Auto Group and teaches at Pioneer Valley Ballet and Karen’s Dance Studio. She performs as a company member with FLUX ChoreoLab and in PVB’s mainstage productions. Past productions include Sleeping Beauty, The Firebird, and The Nutcracker.