Melissa Bravo

Creative Director, Dance Instructor.

Melissa began her training in dance over 20 years ago. She studied various styles, including Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Tap, Jazz, and Poms & Tumbling. Melissa realized her passion for teaching dance when she became a teaching assistant. From that point on, she worked diligently and tenaciously, learning from instructors at different studios, camps, conventions, and master classes with the primary goal of sharing knowledge to her peers and students. Melissa was a member of several dance companies in Chicago where she performed, choreographed, and competed at FACT, MAFA, Intercollegiate Urban Dance Competition, Urbanite, Carnival Choreographer's Ball, Masterpiece Dance Competition, Prelude Midwest, and World of Dance. Through these experiences, she has won multiple titles including and alongside The Puzzle League. Melissa has been a director, consultant, and choreographer for multiple urban dance groups throughout the Chicagoland area. Moreover, she has performed as a back up dancer in music videos for local and national artists. Melissa is eager to share her experiences with the Chicago community!

Classes Teaching

  • Join Melissa for truly beginner ballet class! Learn the basics of the Vaganova technique & culture. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Beginner Ballet

    Join Melissa for truly beginner ballet class! Learn the basics of the Vaganova technique & culture. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa for a truly beginner improvisation dance class! Learn how to think on your feet & communicate with body language. A great class to work on self confidence! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Beginner Improv

    Join Melissa for a truly beginner improvisation dance class! Learn how to think on your feet & communicate with body language. A great class to work on self confidence! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa for a truly beginner hip hop class for all levels of movers. Learn a strengthening warm up, progressions across the floor, & a fun choreographed piece! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Beginner Jazz

    Join Melissa for a truly beginner hip hop class for all levels of movers. Learn a strengthening warm up, progressions across the floor, & a fun choreographed piece! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa Bravo in this dance class focused on practicing mindfulness! Start your week off by moving with intention and releasing your emotions. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Mindful Movement

    Join Melissa Bravo in this dance class focused on practicing mindfulness! Start your week off by moving with intention and releasing your emotions. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Bring a friend & work out together in this fun fitness class! Learn high intensity interval exercises that you can do with a family member or friend. A great way to start your day! One ticket is for 2 people. Cost $30. Limit 4 pairs!

    HIIT Series: Partner Fitness

    Bring a friend & work out together in this fun fitness class! Learn high intensity interval exercises that you can do with a family member or friend. A great way to start your day! One ticket is for 2 people. Cost $30. Limit 4 pairs!

  • Join Melissa Bravo in this dynamic workout class! We will do exercises focused on high-intensity interval training. This is a great class for beginners looking for a safe space to exercise. Cost $15. Limit 8 people! *Bring your own mat*

    HIIT Series: Beginner Workout

    Join Melissa Bravo in this dynamic workout class! We will do exercises focused on high-intensity interval training. This is a great class for beginners looking for a safe space to exercise. Cost $15. Limit 8 people! *Bring your own mat*

  • Learn about the history of tap dance in this informative class! Melissa will teach you about the origins of the dance style, what influenced it, & why it's a necessary part of American culture. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Dance History Series: What is Tap Dance?

    Learn about the history of tap dance in this informative class! Melissa will teach you about the origins of the dance style, what influenced it, & why it's a necessary part of American culture. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa Bravo in this fun, rhythmic soft shoe tap class! No tap shoes are necessary. Learn the basic steps of this historical style! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Soft Shoe Tap

    Join Melissa Bravo in this fun, rhythmic soft shoe tap class! No tap shoes are necessary. Learn the basic steps of this historical style! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Learn about the history of ballet dance & why it's so popular today! Melissa will teach you about why this dance style exists & how it has evolved through the years. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Dance History Series: What is Ballet Dance?

    Learn about the history of ballet dance & why it's so popular today! Melissa will teach you about why this dance style exists & how it has evolved through the years. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa as she analyzes the story telling of world famous ballets. The truth of these stories & why they're culturally relevant. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Dance History Series: The Truth Behind Famous Ballets

    Join Melissa as she analyzes the story telling of world famous ballets. The truth of these stories & why they're culturally relevant. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Have you wondered why ballet tends to look different geographically? This class explores the similarities & differences between 6 popular ballet methods. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Dance History Series: Different Ballet Methods

    Have you wondered why ballet tends to look different geographically? This class explores the similarities & differences between 6 popular ballet methods. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa Bravo in this beginner ballet class! We will focus on balance & control through center exercises and travelling across the floor. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Center Ballet

    Join Melissa Bravo in this beginner ballet class! We will focus on balance & control through center exercises and travelling across the floor. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Come out to the studio & dance with Melissa Bravo in this lyrical class! Learn how to use gestures & facial expressions to portray the lyrics of popular songs. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Lyrical Ballet

    Come out to the studio & dance with Melissa Bravo in this lyrical class! Learn how to use gestures & facial expressions to portray the lyrics of popular songs. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Learn about how you can express your spirituality through worship dance. Melissa will guide you through gestural movements to uplift your soul! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Worship Dance

    Learn about how you can express your spirituality through worship dance. Melissa will guide you through gestural movements to uplift your soul! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Learn about the history of theatrical dancing with Melissa Bravo. She will teach you about where it comes from & how it's evolved throughout the years.Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Dance History Series: What is Musical Theater dance?

    Learn about the history of theatrical dancing with Melissa Bravo. She will teach you about where it comes from & how it's evolved throughout the years.Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Learn a fun broadway style jazz class with Melissa Bravo. She will teach a dynamic warm up, progressions across the floor, & a choreographed piece. A great class for all musical lovers! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Musical Theater

    Learn a fun broadway style jazz class with Melissa Bravo. She will teach a dynamic warm up, progressions across the floor, & a choreographed piece. A great class for all musical lovers! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa Bravo in this fun, dynamic dance class! We will warm up with some grooves & drills before diving into a choreographed piece. Great class for beginner movers! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Urban Movement

    Join Melissa Bravo in this fun, dynamic dance class! We will warm up with some grooves & drills before diving into a choreographed piece. Great class for beginner movers! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Bring a friend & work out together in this fun fitness class! Learn high intensity interval exercises that you can do with a family member or friend. A great way to start your day! One ticket is for 2 people. Cost $20. Limit spots

    HIIT Series: Partner Fitness

    Bring a friend & work out together in this fun fitness class! Learn high intensity interval exercises that you can do with a family member or friend. A great way to start your day! One ticket is for 2 people. Cost $20. Limit spots

  • Break a sweat in this fitness class with Melissa Bravo. She will guide you through the principles of Joe Pilate & several exercises to apply them. *Bring your own mat* Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Pilates

    Break a sweat in this fitness class with Melissa Bravo. She will guide you through the principles of Joe Pilate & several exercises to apply them. *Bring your own mat* Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa in this energetic dance class! We will do a dynamic warm up, progressions across the floor, & learn a choreographed piece. Great for beginners! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Jazz Funk

    Join Melissa in this energetic dance class! We will do a dynamic warm up, progressions across the floor, & learn a choreographed piece. Great for beginners! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Learn about the history of jazz dance with Melissa Bravo! She will teach you about where this style came from & how it's evolved throughout the years. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Dance History Series: What is Jazz dance?

    Learn about the history of jazz dance with Melissa Bravo! She will teach you about where this style came from & how it's evolved throughout the years. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Share your artistic abilities in this interactive open dance session. Melissa will provide you with a safe, positive atmosphere to express yourself through movement! Great for all movers. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Open Session

    Share your artistic abilities in this interactive open dance session. Melissa will provide you with a safe, positive atmosphere to express yourself through movement! Great for all movers. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa in this creative dance class where you explore new textures, shapes, dynamics, & more! This is a great class for a beginner mover. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Movement Exploration

    Join Melissa in this creative dance class where you explore new textures, shapes, dynamics, & more! This is a great class for a beginner mover. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Learn about how you can express your spirituality through worship dance. Melissa will guide you through gestural movements to uplift your soul! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Worship Dance

    Learn about how you can express your spirituality through worship dance. Melissa will guide you through gestural movements to uplift your soul! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Learn about different methods you can utilize to choreograph a dance. Melissa will teach you a variety of ways to create movement to portray an idea. This is a great class for anyone who experiences choreo-block! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Beginner Choreography Class

    Learn about different methods you can utilize to choreograph a dance. Melissa will teach you a variety of ways to create movement to portray an idea. This is a great class for anyone who experiences choreo-block! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa Bravo in this beginner dance class! We will do a warm up, progressions across the floors & learn a choreographed piece. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Beginner Contemporary

    Join Melissa Bravo in this beginner dance class! We will do a warm up, progressions across the floors & learn a choreographed piece. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa Bravo in this dynamic workout class! We will do exercises focused on high-intensity interval training. This is a great class for beginners looking for a safe space to exercise. Cost $15. Limit 8 people! *Bring your own mat*

    HIIT Series: Beginner Workout

    Join Melissa Bravo in this dynamic workout class! We will do exercises focused on high-intensity interval training. This is a great class for beginners looking for a safe space to exercise. Cost $15. Limit 8 people! *Bring your own mat*

  • This class is geared for anyone in need of soulful relaxation. Join Melissa as she guides you through different movements to channel your stress in a healthy way! Great for all types of movers. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Mindful Movement

    This class is geared for anyone in need of soulful relaxation. Join Melissa as she guides you through different movements to channel your stress in a healthy way! Great for all types of movers. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa in this partner class focused on communication through movement. One ticket is for 2 dancers so bring someone you want to build trust with! This class is great for beginners. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Contact Improv

    Join Melissa in this partner class focused on communication through movement. One ticket is for 2 dancers so bring someone you want to build trust with! This class is great for beginners. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa Bravo in this fun, dynamic dance class! We will warm up with some grooves & drills before diving into a choreographed piece. Great class for beginner movers! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Urban Movement

    Join Melissa Bravo in this fun, dynamic dance class! We will warm up with some grooves & drills before diving into a choreographed piece. Great class for beginner movers! Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Learn about your body's relationship with the most supportive thing in your life, the floor! Join Melissa in this creative dance class where you will focus on floor movements. We will be doing a warm up, progressions across the floor, & learning a choreographed piece. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Flooreo

    Learn about your body's relationship with the most supportive thing in your life, the floor! Join Melissa in this creative dance class where you will focus on floor movements. We will be doing a warm up, progressions across the floor, & learning a choreographed piece. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa in this open style class where you can explore your own ideas of movement. We will spend half of the class practicing guided improvisation & the other half to find our own voice! Great for beginner movers. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Improv

    Join Melissa in this open style class where you can explore your own ideas of movement. We will spend half of the class practicing guided improvisation & the other half to find our own voice! Great for beginner movers. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

  • Join Melissa in this sensual dance class! We will be doing a short warm up, strengthening exercises & learn a choreographed piece. Learn how to move effortlessly on a chair. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

    Chair-eography Class

    Join Melissa in this sensual dance class! We will be doing a short warm up, strengthening exercises & learn a choreographed piece. Learn how to move effortlessly on a chair. Cost $15. Limit 8 people!

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