TEACHING POSITIONS

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Melissa recently earned an MFA in Choreography at Jacksonville University - Class of 2018. Her Thesis Research was conducted at Grand Canyon National Park, and deals with embodying a natural environment in choreographic process through a Somaesthetic approach. (videos/more info. in 'Research' tab)

She is currently on faculty at Colorado Academy (Denver). At CA she directs and teaches the Conservatory of Dance Program and produces the annual concert; instructs Middle and Upper school dance courses in Contemporary/Jazz, Tap, Theatre Dance, and Dance for Film as well as Choreographs the Upper School Musical and Co-Directs/Choreographs the Middle School Musical. https://www.coloradoacademy.org/page/Arts/Dance

She served as Guest Artist in Abilene Christian University's Music Theatre Department Fall 2015, teaching Ballet, Jazz and Tap, as well as choreographing their Homecoming Musical- "Mary Poppins," and  Showcase pieces.

She was an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College Chicago 2014-2015, and Roosevelt University 2012-2015. 
She taught Ballet, Jazz and Tap within the Music Theatre Departments.

She has taught for:

Rockette Summer Intensive Program and *Rockette Experience   Classes at Radio City Music Hall 

 *Gus Giordano  and Joel Hall Dance Center in Chicago

 *Master Classes and Workshops for various organizations and institutions across the country.

 * Private lessons 

She has also judged Dance Competitions Nationally.  

Teaching students of a Rockette Experience class an iconic Rockette kick line. 

Teaching the Rockette Summer Intensive at Radio City Music Hall

Teaching the Rockette Summer Intensive at Radio City Music Hall

Teaching the Men in "My One and Only" - Assistant Choreographer, Melissa Zaremba

Teaching the Men in "My One and Only"
- Assistant Choreographer, Melissa Zaremba