Awards & Recognitions
Melissa is 9 years old and has entered the fourth grade at Nathan Hale elementary school in Schaumburg, IL. This is now her fifth year at Extensions Dance Center and her third year as an Extensions Too company member. She enjoys training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and has found a new passion in Contemporary.
When Melissa is not training at the studio, she is still dancing away at home and enjoys creating her own routines (sometimes pretending to be Lizzie MacKenzie). She also enjoys drawing, making slime and watching YouTube videos. Melissa is very thankful for Lizzie MacKenzie’s dedication and instruction. Lizzie and the faculty at Extensions encourage Meli to be confident and to always always hold her head up high! Melissa is thrilled to deepen her love of classical ballet as a founding company member of the Chicago City Classical Ballet, under the direction of Tatyana Mazur. Melissa is deeply thankful for all of the instructors at Extensions Dance Center who play a roll in making her a stronger and better dancer. Melissa is very grateful to be part of such an elite dance company.