En Pointe Parenting

Parents are a crucial part of a dancer's training. eMCeeMovement works with pre-professional dancers, their parents, dance educators, and administrators to navigate the sometimes daunting, complicated process of creating a career in dance so that each child's dreams become reality - instead of a burden on parent and teacher time, money, and resources.

Dance Moms/Dads

Melissa guides parents (dance moms and dance dads) through every step of their child's dance journey from understanding how dance training works, dealing with injuries, navigating auditions, what to look for in a dance teacher, and managing relationships.

Dance Educators

Empowered parents help you build momentum outside of the studio, whether creating organizational support, fundraising, or leveraging resources. Work with Melissa to establish a healthy, vibrant channel of collaboration with parents of your dancers.


Melissa works with managers of summer dance programs, baccalaureate programs, and supplemental training programs to build a cohesive experience for dancers and develop talent management portals.

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About Melissa

Melissa has worked with families of artists of all ages and experience levels to plan their futures as part of the dance industry - saving time, money, and resources from being wasted on inadequate training, unnecessary extracurriculars, and unrealistic expectations - so they can focus on being a family.

A former high performance athlete and dancer, Melissa’s decade of experience in dance and art education across educational institutions positions her with a uniquely broad perspective on building careers in the performing arts.

She previously worked at Boston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Miami City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and The Joyce Theater in dance education. In Higher Education, she held a hybrid position at Penn State focused on student engagement in the arts.

What people are saying:

"Melissa is a knowledgeable and attentive instructor. She has had years of experience in dance - and it shows!!" ~Lee, VA

"Melissa really listened to my concerns and addressed them in our sessions. I highly recommend her!" ~Jaime, NY

"I loved that part about asking for feedback [on Summer Dance Strategies for Success for Parents YouTube seminar]. That was so well stated. I think that is a great tip to share with my daughter so she can ask for feedback if she wants." ~Adrienne, mom of teen dancer