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Melissa Chapski

 

 

 

Melissa Chapski was born in Medfield, Massachusetts. In 2015, she graduated from the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program in New York City under the guidance of Erin Forrest and Edward Ellison. That same year, she was awarded a gold medal at Indianapolis International Ballet Competition and YAGP's Boston regional, and a contract to the Dutch National Ballet's junior company at YAGP Finals where she placed top 12. Melissa danced two seasons in Dutch National's junior company followed by three seasons in the corps de ballet. She has appeared as a guest artist in galas in London, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, China, America, and The Netherlands. The galas include two for YAGP; one in Tampa, Florida in 2018, and the other in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2016. Another gala was the performance in the interlude at Prix de Lausanne where Melissa danced a duet from Hans van Manen. Melissa's repertoire includes Hans van Manen's duet 'Trois Gnossiennes', demi-soloists in George Balanchine's Symphony in 3 Movements, Pas de Cinq in David Dawson's Giselle, the 6 brides in Swan Lake, and Little Red Riding Hood in Sleeping Beauty. She is now dancing with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich after joining the company in April. Melissa was also featured as 'Emma' in the movie High Strung: Free Dance and has done ad campaigns for Huawei Mobile, Nikon Europe, Discount Dance Supply, Capezio, and Russian Pointe.

 

 

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