Fall 2023 Creative Residency
Melody began her formal dance training at the Academy of Dance and Fine Arts in North Carolina. She attended Visual Performing Arts Center, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude while earning her Associate Degree in Science. To refine her technique and further her studies, Melody attended Boston Conservatory at Berklee under the direction of Cathy Young and Tommy Neblett. She supplemented her training by attending summer workshops, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Bates Dance Festival, Bodytraffic, Countertechnique’s One Body One Career in Amsterdam, and Springboard Danse Montréal.
In December 2019, Melody completed her BFA at Boston Conservatory at Berklee while dancing with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Professional Program (2019-2020). Melody also received her Royal Academy of Dance Teacher Certification in 2020. In her recent years of work, Melody has had the opportunity to study and perform works by William Forsythe, Doug Varone, Kyle Abraham, José Limón, Fernando Melo, Adam Barruch, Rena Butler, Brian Arias, and Ryan Mason. In 2020, Melody joined Aszure Barton & Artists, performing Where The Form (WTF) and the opera Tannhauser at LA Opera. Melody is incredibly excited and grateful to join Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company.
*Photos by Melody Morrow