Melanie "Mel" Egbert is the Co-Owner and Director of MelRoe’s School of Dance in Liberty, Missouri and has been teaching dance, tumbling and cheerleading to students of all ages in the Kansas City area for over 29 years.
Melanie began her dance training at the age of 8 and has studied various forms of dance such as tap, jazz, ballet, tumbling, pointe, cheerleading and musical theater. She has had the privilege of taking classes and learning from dance legends such as Debbie Dee, Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Charles Kelly, Bob Rizzo and Joe Tremaine. As a student, Melanie competed in dance and cheerleading competitions and was recognized with many regional and national top-scoring awards.
Her love for children and teaching continued to develop, and she attended Central Missouri State University where she received her degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.
Shortly after college, Melanie was given the incredible opportunity to open a dance studio and teach her true passion. Melanie believes in giving her students a strong foundation in dance. She is dedicated to challenging her students and helping them reach their full potential. Her love for children and dance are a winning combination. Many of her students have gone on to continue their own professional careers in dance. She is extremely proud of her students and their accomplishments.
Melanie continues to attend master classes and convention workshops throughout the year and loves to learn from well-known teachers/choreographers from all over the world. She believes that even as an instructor, she is still a student in the ever-changing world of dance.
When Melanie is not at the studio teaching, she is home being a proud mom to Andrew, Hannah, and Megan!