PHOTO BY WES KLAIN

PHOTO BY WES KLAIN

 

ABOUT MELENA

Melena is a diversely trained dance artist, choreographer and instructor. Her knowledge in dance styles ranges from Ballet to Hip Hop, & everything in between! Melena’s passion and perseverance have taken her literally around the world from humble beginnings in Vancouver, Canada to Las Vegas performing in The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, and later touring with Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour. She has traveled the US nationwide with Don Omar ‘King of Kings’ Tour, performed live with iLuminate, and danced in many feature films, television, and award shows. America’s Got Talent, American Idol, Latin American Music Awards, Pitbull & Flo’rida, Daddy Yankee, The Grammy’s with Sir Paul McCartney, Australia’s Next Top Model and Michael Jackson’s ‘Blue Gangsta’ music video are all places you may have spotted her. Melena’s experience however, goes far beyond visible performance opportunities. Her choreography has been featured in PeepShow at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas produced by Jerry Mitchell, and she has currently choreographed 4 well received shows for Knott’s Berry Farm, & Elvira ‘Mistress of the Dark’. Melena has assisted on many projects across the board, most recently - Disney’s Descendants 2 promo performance for Dancing with The Stars. She has been creating with Walt Disney Imagineers on a new and exciting Research and Development project and her latest body of work as Associate Director & Choreographer can currently be seen touring North America in ‘Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!’