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Melissa Ramos is a professional dancer, choreographer and model that was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City. She began Salsa dancing at the age of three taught by her Colombian parents. By the age of 14, she trained extensively in ballet, modern and jazz on full scholarship at Ballet Hispanico. She continued her studies at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center where she studied hip hop and street jazz from some of the top dance teachers/choreographers in the industry.
In 2010 she developed a great passion for hip hop and joined DEF-C crew under choreographer Matt Lopez. As a member of DEF-C crew she had the opportunity to express her own style while also creating choreography. Melissa has danced in flash mobs around New York City, shot how-to-videos for Howcast.com and has performed in many showcases including the Steps on Broadway Faculty Show. Melissa is a company member of the Pointillism Jazz Consort based in Ohio where she performed Hip Hop in a modern version of "Alice in Wonderland." She has taught and choreographed competition and recital pieces for children at Broadway Dance Center, Center Stage in New Jersey, Infinite Motion in Mahwah, NJ and the Sweet Enuff Program in Harlem. When she is not performing or teaching, Melissa loves to spend time with her husband, family and friends. Melissa is currently on faculty at Steps on Broadway and is a second year veteran as an NBA dancer for the Brooklyn Nets. She has had the privilege to represent the Nets brand performing and teaching overseas in Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina and Chile.