Melinda began her dance training at Generation Dance Studio. At the age of fifteen Melinda was one of two Canadians chosen out of hundreds of dancers from the United States to take part in a six week US National Tour with Hoctor’s Dance Caravan. At seventeen Melinda moved to Vancouver where she became a member of The Source Dance Company under the direction of Joanne Pesusich. Performing in such shows as: "Zig or Zag…" "The Choice is Yours", "Scratch That", "Grease", "Fashion Music Arts Awards" and "For the Love of it". She has won and received numerous awards and scholarships for her dance and chorography abilities. Winning the 2009 Young Choreographer award at Edmonton’s American Dance Awards for her contemporary group number called “Walk the Line.” Recently receiving an outburst of accolades for her piece "Come Home" a tribute to Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Woman, Melinda is a fabulous choreographer. Melinda is also an up and coming young playwright who’s play "Rez In The City" has been showcased two years in a row at Native Earths Performing Arts Wessageechak Theatre festival in Toronto; Along with Cross Currents at Factory Theatre in Toronto. A Graduate of Toronto Media and Film College she has previously worked on the first season of "BLACKSTONE", on Showcase and APTN in early 2011. Many people say this young woman has a very bright and promising career ahead of her.
Generation Dance Studio
401-8600 Franklin Ave
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
780-791-3868 - fax
We are located in the lower level of the River City Center