dance nutrition yoga
I'm a professional ballet dancer in the DMV and a dance nutritionist servings dancers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. I earned a BFA in Dance with a Business Administration minor from Radford University and hold an MS in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. I am dedicated to supporting artists and the arts, specifically dance, through my work on- and off-stage.
I am co-founder, managing director, and company artist with Ballet Embody, and I freelance for multiple companies in the DC-area.
Off-stage, I hold arts administration roles in dance, am a certified yoga teacher, and work with dancers to eMpower their performance with optimized food + nutrition practices.
I strive to support all dancers, both in- and outside of the studio, and I believe that dancers must be valued and elevated for their talent and excellence.
Melissa is a Certified Nutrition Specialist®, credentialed by the American Nutrition Association® through its Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists™.