Marleen Melendez started her dance training at the age of 11 at Dance Theatre of Jacksonville in NC. Growing up training in various styles from tap, jazz, contemporary, ballet and hip hop, she fell in love and knew that this was she was born to do. Eager to start her career, Marleen graduated high school a year early and moved to New York City to complete the Professional Semester Program at Broadway Dance Center. Since graduating from the program in 2012, Marleen has had the pleasure of working with various choreographers such as Candace Brown, Zach Lattimore, Nicco O’Connor, Jared Grimes, Brian and Scott Nicholson, Jared Jenkins, Neil Schwartz, and more. She has performed in several of New York’s most popular dance show’s including Carnival, Sybarite, Run The Night and Rhapsody James’ Sirens After Dark. In addition she has performed in the Soul Train Music Awards flashmob choreographed by Frank Gatson, and a Billboard Event for Grammy nominated Colombian artist, Fonseca. Marleen has also had the honor of being nominated three years in a row for the Monsters Of Hip Hop show by Parris Goebel, Kevin Maher and Marty Kudelka. Marleen continues to pursue her career goals with plans to move to Los Angeles.