Melanie Burkhart grew up dancing at Encore Dance Center and has been teaching since 2007. She is a 2010 graduate of De Sales University, graduating with a BA in dance. In addition to teaching the preschool classes at Encore, Miss Melanie has been co-director of Encore’s ballet program since 2013. Miss Melanie is passionate about creating a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for her students. She continues to pursue her education and has currently passed her grade V Cecchetti ballet exam. Building confidence and providing a strong foundation for the next generation of dancers has been a blessing and dream come true.