Miss. Melissa started her dance training here in Edmonton at the age of 5. Her love and commitment to dance led her to her first dance teaching position in January of 2000. Miss. Melissa has taught both recreational and competitive classes that have performed throughout Alberta, winning many choreography and performance awards. In 2006 she completed the three year teacher’s training course with the A.D.A.P.T. Jazz and Tap dance syllabus under the direction of the legendary Mr Foley & Mrs Foley; and went on to start her own dance program with her sister Miss Sheri. Flexpointe Studios was created to be a program where all students (competitive and recreational) would be provided with training from qualified instructors. Miss Melissa and Miss Sheri believed in the concept of a “Dance Family”, where parents, students and teachers work together to create a positive environment for learning and creating.
A believer in life long learning, in 2012 Miss Melissa became the first Acrobatique Acro/Dance certified instructor in Edmonton; in 2013 she completed a Masters in Nursing with a focus on education; and is currently working towards her Ballet member exam with the C.D.T.A.
Miss. Melissa aspires to always instill confidence, creativity and the love of dance in all her students. She truly believes in the positive changes that education in the arts can have on a child’s life. She feels honored to have the opportunity to lead such a qualified and talented staff, and is proud of the many accomplishments that her students have achieved.