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melissa has had the honor to work and perform with the following dance groups and independent artists since 2011.


ballet embody

2019 - present

Weekend at Marley Manor: A Murder Mystery Ballet (2022)

The Maryland Nutcracker (2021)

summer performance series (2021)

Charette (2021)

An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (2019)

Launched in 2019 by Artistic Director Emily Runkle and Managing Director Melissa Lineburg, this contemporary ballet company brings literary works to life


misako ballet company

2011 - 2021

The Moon Princess (2020)


The Grateful Crane (2015, 2018)

The Celestial Beings (2017)

Classical Variations:

Gulnara, Syilvia, Esmeralda friend variation, Pharaoh's Daughter, Cinderella wedding solo, Esmeralda Act II solo, Pas de Quatre, Le Corsaire pas de trois, Dying Swan



2017 - present

Therese Gahl presents REVIVAL to include Paper Trails (world premiere), Spectre at Atlas Intersections Dance Festival 2022

DO NOT GO GENTLE (2020 world premiere at Atlas Intersections Dance Festival). Choreography by Therese Gahl


danceicons choreographic institute

RedMasque (2019, world premiere) Choreography by Alicia Diaz de Leon

Flavorland (2018, world premiere) Choreography by Kyoko Fujimoto

Spectre (2017, world premiere) Choreography by Therese Gahl


metropolitan ballet ensemble

2015 - 2020

Ballet Tales of Peter Rabbit and Friends (2019)

OUR-chestra (2018)

SHEL We Dance (2017)

The Stories of Dr. Seuss (2016, 2020)


agora dance

2016 - 2020

Millennium Stage performance (2018)

The Kind of Thing That Would Happen (2016, 2017)

Three Minutes Max (2016, 2017, 2018)


dance box theater

2018 - 2019

The Naked King: Subject to Change - Part 1 (2019)

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MOVEius Contemporary Ballet


Company Dancer & Marketing Manager


Capital Fringe productions:

#albatross (2014)

Big River (and other wayfaring ballets) (2013)

Flight of Fancy (a Steampunk Ballet) (2012)

Self-Produced Productions:

Fall Performance (2014)

Outside-In (2014)

Locally Grown (2013)


Connect the Dots Dance Company

2014 - 2019

The Cinderella

Wedding Pas de Deux (2019)

The Nutcracker:

Sugar Plum Fairy (2017, 2018)

Snow Pas de Deux (2018)

Spanish (2016, 2015, 2014)

Ballerina Doll (2016)

Flowers & Snow (2015, 2014)

The Sleeping Beauty:

Puss in Boots (2017)

Lilac Fairy (2016)

The Swan Lake:

Odette/Odile (2017, 2018)

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