Melinda Mielock was born in Topeka, Kansas. She started dancing at the age of five and during that first dance class Melinda knew that dancing would always be a part of her life. She has studied under many great instructors, all of whom have made her into the dance professional she is today.
In addition to dancing, Melinda enjoys and excels at choreography. She offers Choreography packages for any occasion and can create a beautiful dance routine for dancers in any level of dance. She is passionate about her work and is so thankful to all of her students and their families for being a part of her life.
Melinda’s goal is to pass on to her students the love of dance in a safe, friendly, and fun environment. She believes that proper dance technique is extremely important; however, to be a successful dancer you also have to combine passion, dedication, and desire. It is her job to give each of her students the confidence to believe in themselves and their abilities.
Melinda participated in the United Way Dancing with Our Stars (DWOS) event from 2007-2010. She enjoyed the challenge of making a non-dancer into a performer and also in giving back to the community through this charitable event. In 2009, Melinda made her stage debut in the production of Ballroom; produced by the Virginia Musical Theatre, Inc. She has also appeared in Television on Investigation Discovery’s Happily Never After as a Ballroom and Jazz Dancer and recently participated in the First Dancing with the Hampton Roads Celebrity Stars event, held at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
Melinda has experience in all aspects of running a dance studio and when not dancing, Melinda enjoys singing and performing with the Virginia Coast Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. They are 2013 3rd place International winners in the small chorus division.