Elise Melo is a dancer, choreographer, instructor and new director of Danceworx studio! She is extensively trained in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, ballet and musical theatre. With a drive to empower and inspire youth . Her dance career took off after graduating from Langley Fine Arts School as a dance major. She moved to Los Angeles where she was awarded a dance scholarship to train with the top choreographers at the prestigious Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio.
Since then, Elise’s dedication has led her all over the world training in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and her hometown of Vancouver. She became a member of The Source Dance Company where she trained and performed for two years, touring with productions West Side Stories and Zig or Zag. Elise’s film and television credits include an International commercial for Michelob Ultra, Nickelodeon‘s Rags,YTV’s Mr. Young, ABC’s Pilot Big Thunder and Feature Film Lost and Found. She has appeared in music videos for Michael Buble, Ray J, Big Time Rush and 16mm. Elise is a Faculty assistant for Groove Street Productions where she works closely with world - renowned choreographers including Luther Brown, Stephen "TWITCH" Boss and Gus Bembery and many more. Elise has a unique talent to pull the best out of every student no matter what ability and is looking forward to helping each student at Danceworx become the best version of themselves.