Melissa Zimmer

Melissa graduated from Cedar Crest College with a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Theater in 2010.  Upon graduating she began dancing professionally for Monarch Dance Company under the direction of Tabatha Robinson-Scott.  With MDC she has performed at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center and various venues in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area.  In 2014, Melissa was promoted to Assistant Director. In 2015 she helped to create Mariposa, a high school apprentice program with Monarch Dance Company. Melissa has served as a choreographer for many musicals at the Pennsylvania Playhouse in Bethlehem including, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, State Fair, Annie Get Your Gun, The Music Man and this summer's Big, the Musical.  Melissa was also a guest choreographer for In Motion Dance Company in Chester, NJ.  Her piece, Amour Propre was performed at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater and Carnegie Hall.  In 2013, Melissa's work, The Marlborough Set was selected to be performed at the Emerging Artsit Showcase at the Spring Up Dance Festival.  In 2014, her peice, Swamptronica was also selected.  Melissa has been on the faculty at Nardi Dance Studios, East Coast Dance Connection and the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre where she serves as a choreographer for the Mosaic Dance Companies and worked as the Education and Outreach Coordinator.  Melissa is also the choreographer for Whitehall High School Theater Company.  During the day, Melissa works in Member Services for the JCC in Allentown.