Melinda Matticoli (She/Her/Hers) is a dancer and choreographer from Skillman, New Jersey. Melinda began professionally choreographing at the age of 17, and recently presented work at Mark Morris Dance Center, Karl Kemp Performance Space, Emerging Artists Theater, and Ballet 5:8. Melinda has trained with The Verdon Fosse Legacy, Michaela McGowan, and Kevin Jenkins, to name a few, as well as through Broadway Dance Center's Children and Teens Program on the Jamison Novello Scholarship. Melinda values her dancers as people first and strives to build community through her choreography.
As an emerging choreographer, Melinda has developed her own unique and creative style. Her work focuses on storytelling with gestural phrase work, influences of jazz technique, & an emphasis on musicality while understanding different textures and elements in her music to develop a storyline. She also collaborates with her dancers to allow space for them to add their own artistic identity and voice into her choreography.
In addition, Melinda has received awards for Best Dance Choreography through New York International Film Awards and Oniros Film Awards. Melinda is a graduate on Broadway Dance Center's Inaugural Choreography Program, and her work has been showcased through Breaking Boundaries Movement on full scholarship. Melinda teaches classes at various studios throughout the East Coast and drop ins at NYC Studio Series.