Dancer and Choreographer
Melinda Matticoli (She/Her/Hers) is an award winning dancer and choreographer from Skillman, New Jersey. She has presented work and performed at many notable and Off-Broadway Theaters including Symphony Space, Dixon Place, Mark Morris Dance Center, and Soho Playhouse, to name a few. Melinda has worked with artists including Cat Cogliandro, Aspen Waddell, Michaela McGowan, Kevin Jenkins, and the Verdon Fosse Legacy. Melinda began professionally choreographing at the age of 17, and has presented work at festivals including Journey Dance Awards, Dance Bloc, and WAX Works.
As a choreographer, Melinda’s work incorporates various speeds, tempos, and layers through dynamic pedestrian inspired movement with influences of jazz and contemporary style movement and gestures. Melinda's work on film has been presented at many notable film festivals and has won awards for Best Dance Choreography through New York International Film Awards and Oniros Film Awards.
Melinda is passionate about teaching and teaches at various studios throughout the east coast. Her classes focus on challenging students to find their artistic voice and identities through improvisation and choreography. In addition, Melinda is certified under Dance Equity Education Association's "Be Courageous" training.