SDC Master Classes & Intensives
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Melissa Miles was born and raised in East Lansing, MI. She began training in gymnastics and dance at a very young age. After high school she attended the Jammnation dance convention and was awarded a scholarship to Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She studied in New York for a year before making the move to L.A. Since her move to L.A., she has established herself as being one of the most sought after dancers and up and coming choreographers in the Industry. She has performed with many artists including TATU, Lil’ Bubba, Ricky G., Jesse Morales, Kara, Sean VanDerWilt and Gloria Gaynor. Other credits include The Latin Grammy’s, Adidas, Pin Up Girls USA, 30 Seconds to Fame, Miss USA Pageant, USO European Tour, Gypsy Awards honoring Chita Rivera and Rob Marshall, iPop, and the MTV Movie Awards. Last summer she danced in the extreme sports show “All Wheels Extreme.” This year, she will not only dance but also co-choreograph this same show. She also choreographed the comedic play “Seven Redneck Cheerleaders.” Melissa has had the chance to travel internationally dancing, teaching, and choreographing throughout France, Spain, Japan, Korea, and Canada. She also travels throughout the United States teaching master classes and working with top ten university dance teams including choreographing MSU’s national competition routine. Her class consists of a variety of styles including lyrical, contemporary, thrash, and funk.
Alissa started dancing at the age of three in southeast Texas. After graduation, she went to Sam Houston State University and received a BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance. While in college, she performed with the Houston Symphony’s A Very Merry Pops, danced aboard Majesty of the Seas with Royal Caribbean, and performed in Hello, Dolly! at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston. Alissa became a Radio City Rockette in 2009 and recently Ninished her 8th year. With the Rockettes, she has performed on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, America’s Got Talent, The 2017 Tony Awards, Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, Celebrity Apprentice, the Presidential Inauguration and numerous other TV shows. Alissa’s other professional credits include the New York Spectacular, A Chorus Line (Sheila Bryant), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Beatrice), West Side Story (Shark/Estella), Spamalot, White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, and Oliver. Between shows, Alissa teaches aspiring dancers all over the country.
Charis Alimanova began her training at the Space Coast Ballet Academy in Florida with Kirov Ballet dancers Janna Kirova and Boris Chepelev. From 2006 through 2009, she trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC, and graduated with a diploma in the Vaganova Technique. Some of her favorite roles have been Play with Fire in Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, Clara in The Nutcracker, and The Cook in Ben Stevenson’s Alice in Wonderland. This is Charis’ third season with Texas Ballet Theater.