Melissa Lineburg, a professional ballet dancer in Washington, DC, is a Master’s of Science: Nutrition student at the University of Bridgeport. She earned her BFA in Dance Performance with a Business Administration minor from Radford University in 2011 and has since been dedicated to supporting the arts through her work both on- and off-stage. On-stages, Melissa currently dances and performs with Misako Ballet Company, Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble, Connect the Dots Dance Company, and Agora Dance. In 2019, she and Emily Runkle started balletEMbody, a contemporary ballet company, where Lineburg works as the Managing Director and dances as a company artist.
Off-stage, she entered the arts administration world at Dance/USA and, currently, works for The Washington Ballet. Melissa holds a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher Certification, and she teaches at boutique fitness studios and large companies, reaching a wide variety of clientele throughout DC. She is driven to help dance students and professionals perform at peak levels by teaching them healthy food- and nutrition-related behaviors.
Melissa is proudly associated with the following organizations as a member.