Highly trained professional dancer available and prepared for work immediately. I have been asked to perform as a dancer, model, choreographer, judge at dance competitions, coach models, teach dance for all ages and even appear as Disney princesses, the She-Hulk & more. Nineteen years of training, performances, achievements, choreography and teaching with the intention to provide dedicated and creative service for the public. List of dance styles include Ballet/Pointe, Modern & Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Pom Pon (Dance Team), Hip Hop, Pop and Lock, Tap and Ballroom. I choreograph, perform, and model for events/projects. Contact me with the details of your event so we can get dancing!
Had the pleasure to hire Melinda as a dancer for a booking I had on Gigsalad. The Client and I were pleased with her work and professionalism. She was great to work and would gladly refer her for future work.
This young woman was a fantastic person to work with. She has an infectious positive attitude and works in a very professional manner. It was refreshing to work with someone who loves what she does but takes it seriously. Her ability to combine top notch professionalism with creativite choreography and dance was a great addition to our event.
I really cannot stress enough how wonderful it was to work with this young woman! From the start, her attitude was pleasant and professional. She brought a great deal of enthusiasm, creativity, and energy to her performance and her dance was easily the highlight of our event. Attendees were still raving about her hours later. Truly perfect.
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What to Expect
PRIVATE DANCE LESSON
Be sure to bring water and a protein snack. Wear dance or athletic clothing and have the proper applicable dance shoe. Be prepared to sweat! My classes always start with an intense strength training and cardio based warm up. Think about your goal ahead of time. What to you wish to achieve? Suggestions from past students include: focus on turns, leaps, overall technique, ability to pick up choreography quickly, showmanship or increase energy/ strength.
Please be sure to let me know what it is being used for. Provide music choices ahead of time. If you're struggling on what music to use, I will help make suggestions. Tell me what style/ genre of dance you would like to be expressed. If there is a story/theme/ mood behind the project, please share your ideas and vision. Please also let me know the dance experience of your performers and how many dancers you have. If you know where you will be performing and practicing, let me know so I'm aware of the type of flooring your dancers will be on.
If being requested to appear as the She-Hulk, please be aware that I cannot get wet. I will melt like the Wicked Witch of the West. It takes approximately 2 hours to be stage ready. All other modeling projects, call for details.
Miss Smith studied with Kansas City Ballet under the direction of Todd Bolender. She continued her dance studies in programs with David Howard, Susan Jaffee, and Fernando Bujones. Melinda has worked as a professional dancer for Anthony Magliano with Quixotic Dance Fusion. She was recognized as a F.A.D. dancer for Mystic Ballet in 2012. She performed and choreographed routines for Santa Monica College. Melinda has performed with such greats as Kelly Clarkson and has participated in films and pilot television shows for Summit Entertainment. In addition, she worked with choreographers for the Step Up 4: Revolution movie (released July 2012). Melinda has been asked to judge dance competitions and be featured in music videos. She is very professional and creative. She is a true entertainer. Other than dance, she has modeled for professional photographers, and live promotional events. One of her most requested appearances is as the She-Hulk. Collaborate with Melinda, a young well rounded performer, to enhance your event and wow your audience.
Additional Booking Notes
If youre contacting me to perform as a dancer, please at least let me know the details of the following subjects: music, dance style, type of floor I will be on, hair, makeup, costume, and how long will I be on stage.
Influences & Inspiration
When choreographing contemporary dance ensembles, I tend to use music composed by Hans Zimmer. He has composed music for movies for decades. In my opinion, his music triggers human emotion. Having a dancer captivate their audience's attention and feel the theme that is being expressed is what makes dance a performing art. Think about the music. What do you want your audience to feel at the end of your performance? Have some song choices predetermined for me to listen to when choreographing. If you're uncertain, I have quite a music collection to choose from. This concept applies to all dance styles. I deem that the performance is fuller with a story behind it.
Please have an idea of what style of dance you would like to be performed.
Let me know what music/ song choices you have in mind.
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