Melissa Wittek has an extensive background in dance. She began her dance training at the age of five. She trained in jazz, tap, Russian and Classical ballet, pointe, lyrical, gymnastics, and rhythmic gymnastics. Melissa was a dancer with and Captain of the Mid-Hudson Ballet Company. She was selected for three consecutive years as a Junior Sweetheart for I Love Dance and performed with them in New York, Los Angeles, and Lake Tahoe. Melissa was featured, “In the Spotlight,” in Dancer Magazine as an outstanding teenager and dancer. (July 2003) After graduating from high school, Melissa attended Point Park University and graduated Cum Laude from the Conservatory of Performing Arts in May 2009. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Upon graduation, Melissa performed at Walt Disney World where she was a seasonal employee. She recently performed with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas. She is thrilled to return back to her love of teaching.