Latin, American Rhythm and Smooth
Available for private lessons, professional show, pro-am
Melissa with professional partner, Erik Cyr.
National Open Latin Finalist.
Rising Star Latin Couple of the Year, 2001.
Star Latin Champion: La Classique du Quebec, San Diego Southwest.
Regionals, Texas Southwest Invitational, Pacific Dancesport Championships.
Star Rhythm Champion: Las Vegas Holiday Classic, California Star
Teacher: California Star Ball.
Melissa began ballroom in her teens
after years of ballet training in Los Angeles and New York. She entered professional competition in the International Latin division,
then with a new partner in the American Rhythm division, where she
won several Rising Star titles.
Afterwards, Melissa started a new
successful Latin partnership with Erik Cyr, winning together several
Rising Star titles and finalists titles in all major North American
competitions. Together they represented Erik's native country of
Canada as National Latin Finalists.
Melissa has had many successful pro-am
students, including scholarship champions in the Bronze, Silver
and Open divisions at the Holiday Classic, Emerald Ball, Embassy
Ball, Desert Classic, Las Vegas Showdown, California Open and California
Melissa with student Hall Stubbs competing Pro-Am.
Melissa with student Binh Dang competing Pro-Am.