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University Theatre Building
Room C331


Melissa holds a BPA in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University and an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University.  Her thesis research was conducted in Grand Canyon National Park and studied Somaesthetic approach to choreography. 

She has performed in over 30 union productions across the country including 8 years as a Radio City Rockette and Lorraine on the 1stNational Tour of “42ndStreet.” She performed as a principal dancer with the Lyric Opera in Chicago and the Washington National Opera in DC. She is an award-nominated choreographer who has worked in Chicago, Atlanta, Colorado and Off-Broadway. She has served as Adjunct Faculty of dance in the Musical Theater programs at Columbia College (Chicago), Roosevelt University (Chicago), and Abilene Christian University (Texas). She has taught for institutions across the country including the Rockette Experience and Summer Intensives (as seen on MTV) at the Music Hall in NY. Melissa recently returned to her homestate of CO after 15 years in Chicago, IL. She is on faculty at Colorado Academy as an Instructor of dance and Choreographer. For a full resume and further information visit www.melissazaremba.com