Instructor, Wardrobe Assistant
Melanie Rodrigues, born and raised in Dayton, OH, began her dance training at Pontecorvo Ballet Studios under the direction of Barbara Pontecorvo. She later joined their resident pre professional ballet company, Gem City Ballet, where she performed many new works, classical repertoire, as well as Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, Serenade, and Raymonda Variations. She also trained at many summer intensives including Ballet West, Miami City Ballet, and American Ballet Theater’s Collegiate Program. In 2017, Melanie joined Ballet 5:8’s Trainee Program, performing company repertoire, as well as teaching in Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts. Melanie is currently a Company Apprentice with Ballet 5:8.