spc Melissa Farrar      

An up and coming dancer, Melissa Farrar, has been training in ballet/pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, modern, and hip hop from the age of 10 under such instructors as Wade Madsen, Pat Han, Courtney Harris, Daniel Cruz, Josh Scribner, Veronica Mendonca, Tessandra Chavez, Mark Mendonca, Kevin Mylrea, and Sam Weber. Her professional career began in high school at the age of 17 as a tap dancer for the Seattle Symphony's performance of "Twas the Night before Christmas". She has also performed hip hop with Daniel Cruz's performance of "Club Cruz Control", modern at On the Boards' "12 Minutes Max" and rhythm and percussion for Safeco Insurance in Seattle Washington. In addition, she was the only ballet dancer in the premiere of "Eve" in Los Angeles, California. Now at age 22, she enjoys guest performing for various charities around the Pacific Northwest. Currently, she is working with Up Beat, a rhythmic group consisting of tap, bucket drumming and various body rhythms in the Seattle area under the instruction of Mark Mendonca as well as a modern/contemporary group known as VAM under the instruction of Veronica Mendonca. Her choreography in jazz and contemporary movement has received various choreography awards around the United States. When she is not teaching ballet, jazz and contemporary to her own students Melissa frequently guest teaches at studios around Washington State.