faculty

MELANIE EBBETT

Hailing from Coquitlam BC, Melanie grew up training and competing locally and internationally in various styles of dance including classical ballet, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre. Melanie is a recent honours graduate of Ryerson University’s BFA dance program. While at Ryerson, Melanie performed works by Peter Chin, Alysa Pires and Irena Ponitsova, and received her multi-genre training from Vicki St. Denys, Louis Laberge Cote, and Robert Glumbeck, to name a few. Outside of Ryerson, Melanie has performed in Fall for Dance North with Charles Moultons 72 Person ball pass project, and was a featured performer in Alysa Pires creation for “Ryerson Dances.” In her on screen work, Melanie has worked on the Netflix series “Riverdale” as a featured dancer. In her artistic practice, Melanie pulls inspiration from exploring the perceived limits humans place on themselves, and breaking through our self-set limitations to be able to tap into our true physical abilities.