Melissa Gould, artistic director
Melissa is a graduate of San Jose State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and was voted "Best Choreographer". She has been a faculty member for studios in San Jose, Las Vegas and Seattle. During her professional dance career she performed in Japan, Korea, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Guam and for Norwegian Cruise Lines. She is a Musical Theatre lover and has choreographed over a dozen shows for city theatre groups and high schools. Her choreography has been seen in several dance concerts, musicals, nightclub revues, fashion shows and choreography showcases. Her passion for inspiring young dancers led her to create youth dance companies with repertories including jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theatre and modern works. A dance instructor for over 25 years, Melissa has students who are now performing professionally themselves in music videos, Las Vegas productions, the Rockettes and NFL and NBA cheerleading squads. As Artistic Director and founder of New Vision Dance Company Seattle, Melissa is known for her intense dance style, challenging classes and entertaining choreography.