Melissa Brenner

Yoga & Pilates

MELISSA BRENNER holds a Pilates certification from Pilates Sports Center and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Santa Fe College and the University of Florida. A native of Florida, Melissa Brenner attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, followed by the University of Florida, where received her BFA in dance in 2003. Upon graduation, Melissa moved to New York City to continue her training by studying with various contemporary modern dance artists.

In 2010, Melissa received her MFA in dance performance, choreography and pedagogy from Arizona State University. While studying in Arizona, Melissa served on the board of the Arizona Dance Educators Organization, the University Graduate Council, was the President of the Graduate Dance Organization, and taught a number of classes at Arizona State including Modern, Ballet, Pilates, Yoga, and Introduction to Dance.

As a performer, Melissa has danced for Mary Fitzgerald, Karen Schupp, and has performed the works of Ashleigh Leite, Shapiro and Smith Dance, Kelly Drummond-Cawthon, Elina Mooney, and many others. Her choreography has been selected and presented on stages and site-specific locations throughout the U.S. since 2001. Melissa spends most summers performing and participating in festivals such as Bates Dance Festival in Maine, American Dance Festival in North Carolina, La Alternativa in San Francisco and Strictly Seattle in Washington.