Melanie Martel

Modern and Contemporary Instructor

Mélanie is originally from France. She trained in France at the Conservatory of Valence and at the Ecole de danse Olivier Coste in Ballet, Modern Jazz and Contemporary. She came to Miami and attended New World School of the Arts, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2014. While at New World, she performed works from Peter London, Gerard Ebitz, Ana Sokolow, José Limon, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Darshan Singh Buller. Some of the works were performed at the Joyce Theatre (NYC), the Alvin Ailey Theatre and in Puerto Rico for the Festival Internacional de Baile (2013).

She participated (among others) in The Henny Jurriëns Foundation summer intensive in Amsterdam where she had the opportunity to learn and perform Jiří Kylián’s repertory and explore movement in a William Forsythe’s Improvisational Technologies workshop. This workshop offered her a whole new perspective on dance and improvisation and she continued studying more of that technique, such as Gaga in Europe, New York and Miami. Mélanie has worked with The Tattooed Ballerina, Godoy/Pradera Projects, National Water Dance Projects, CoreDance Atlanta, Miami Contemporary Dance company, and The Dancers’ Space. Currently, she is a dance artist with national and international touring company iMEE (Infinite Movement Ever Evolving).

Mélanie was invited to teach for the Dancer’s Space in West Palm Beach and as part of the Contemporary Sunday at Thomas Armour Conservatory in Miami and is teaching in Broward and Miami-Dade County.