A native of Milwaukee, Melissa Anderson has performed in Soloist and Principal Roles with companies as diverse as the Milwaukee Ballet.
A native of Milwaukee, Melissa Anderson has performed in Soloist and Principal Roles with companies as diverse as the Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Teatro Municipal de San Juan, Southern Ballet Theatre (now the Orlando Ballet), Michigan Opera Theatre and the Icelandic National Ballet. After a long ballet career, Melissa then went on to perform with Danceworks Performance Company, a Contemporary dance ensemble located in Milwaukee, WI, from 2002-2020. Melissa teaches Ballet as adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, DanceworksMKE, and Nancy Dianne Studio.
Melissa enjoys sharing, teaching, and choreographing at large dance conventions such as Chicago National Association of Dance Masters CNADM, Dance Masters of Wisconsin DMW, Southern Dance Masters, Atlanta’s Ballet Fest, SPARK, Texas Association Teachers of Dance TATD and the National Association for Dance and Affiliated Arts NADAA. Upcoming projects include teaching free ballet classes in Door County Wisconsin at the first annual Death's Door Dance Festival this July 22nd-24th, 2022.
Melissa is an American Ballet Theatre (ABTⓇ) Certified Teacher. She has successfully completed the ABTⓇ Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABTⓇ National Training Curriculum. Miss Melissa has been featured in Dance Magazine’s Dancer Online Chat, and in Dance Teacher Magazine.