Melissa Bartlett has led a successful career as a dancer, choreographer and instructor.
She began studying ballet at the age of nine with the Des Moines Ballet and Ballet Iowa, performing in several productions of the Nutcracker, Cinderella and Stars & Stripes. As a high school student, she participated in Summer study programs with the Burklyn Ballet Theatre and the Milwaukee Ballet School. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Ballet and Modern
Dance from the University of Missouri in Kansas City where she was the first freshman student allowed in all senior-level classes.
Ms. Bartlett has created ballet and pointe curriculum for students ages 3 to adult, working with beginner, intermediate and advanced level dancers. She is also a Pilates instructor and was the owner and lead instructor at Physical Fuzion from 2006-2011.