Elise Melo
Actor, Dancer
Non Union
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”
– Martha Graham

Elise Melo is a dancer, choreographer, instructor and actor trained in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, ballet and musical theatre. Her career took off after graduating from Langley Fine Arts School with a Major in Dance. She moved to Los Angeles where she was awarded a dance scholarship to train with the top choreographers at the prestigious Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio.

Since then, Elise’s dedication has led her all over the world training in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and her hometown of Vancouver. She became a member of The Source Dance Company where she trained and performed for two years, touring with productions West Side Stories and Zig or Zag. Elise’s film and television credits include Nickelodeon’s Rags, YTV’s Mr.Young, ABC’s pilot Big Thunder and feature film Lost and Found. She has appeared in music videos for Michael Buble, Ray J, Big Time Rush and 16mm. Elise is a faculty assistant for Groove Street Productions where she works closely with world-renowned choreographers including Luther Brown, Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Gus Bembery. She is also a sought-after choreographer and guest instructor for many studios around the lower mainland.

Look for Elise dancing in an International commercial for Michelob Ultra, airing now!