Melanie draws from her vast background in Musical Theatre to teach and encourage her young students. Her credits include lead roles in productions of The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Little Women. She was the lead singer in musical ambassador groups such as Encore and Synergy and was the lead in The Nauvoo Adventure for the Nauvoo Musical and Theatrical Productions Group while serving a performance mission for the LDS Church. She has toured the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Acapulco, Florida and Chicago as a soloist with Clayton Productions. She holds an Associates Degree and is working towards her BA in music from UVSC.