Santa Monica, California
Phone: (310) 828-2018
Melissa Barak began her training at Westside Ballet at age 8. After dancing the lead roles in Westside Ballet’s 1994 and 1995 productions of The Nutcracker, she moved to New York City to attend the School of American Ballet. She joined New York City Ballet as an apprentice and became a member of the corps de ballet less than a month later.
Melissa danced nearly nine years with New York City Ballet before returning to the West Coast. You can read more about her career in her alumna profile.
Melissa teaches primarily Ballet 5 and above.