Melody is originally from Michigan and more recently New York where she taught at the Wolman Rink, Sky Rink, and Chelsea Piers. She has a wide coaching experience spanning over 37 years, teaching beginners to high-level skaters. She loves to teach Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Choreography, Learn to Skate, Adults, Theater on Ice, "Off-Ice" Ballet, and Modern Dance Classes. Her dance background includes a four-year degree in dance from Interlochen Arts Academy boarding school for the arts. She trained in ballet, modern, jazz, choreography, pointe, partnering, and has danced professionally.