Melissa DiNatale grew up in Queens, New York, and has been dancing since the age of three years old. Melissa has trained in a variety of different dance styles including Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary, and more. Melissa is a graduate of the Joffrey Ballet Academy and American Ballet Theatre partnership with Fort Hamilton High School, where she had the opportunity to perform in “The Nutcracker” and multiple seasonal dance concerts for four years. She is currently studying at Hofstra University for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and has performed in many dance concerts there! Melissa has had the pleasure of working with many choreographers including, Earl Mosley, Anita Feldman, Gregory Dolbashion, Sabrina Jaafar-Melton, Robin Becker, and more.
Melissa loves teaching and encourages students to be diverse, passionate, and creative while providing them with proper technique.