Melissa Bobick

Assistant Professor 

MFA Purchase College Conservatory of Dance; BS Indiana University

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Melissa Bobick graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in ballet and nutrition from Indiana University in Bloomington and received her Master of Fine Arts degree in choreography from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in New York. Melissa is also an ABT® Certified Teacher and earned the status of Affiliate Teacher while teaching in New York City. As a performer, Melissa danced for six seasons with The Eugene Ballet Company and Ballet Idaho where she was featured in many classical roles and numerous contemporary works. After moving to New York City, Melissa performed for the National Choreographer’s Initiative and was one of four dancers engaged by New York City Opera for their new production of Massenet’s Cendrillon. As a choreographer, Melissa was commissioned to choreograph three new works for Ballet Idaho, receiving grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts in support of these projects. She worked as an Assistant Professor of Dance at Mercyhurst University from 2012 to 2016. Melissa is currently working at the University of Utah, School of Dance as an Assistant Professor, Lecturer and is the Ballet Program Head. There, she has choreographed three original works for the Utah Ballet, Legacy, 135, and Fractured. Recently, Melissa was named a Choreographic Development Resident at the University of North Carolina School of
the Arts. During the residency, she was mentored by Helen Pickett in the creation of her new work, A Beautiful Disquiet. Additionally, Melissa was named a finalist for the McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival to which she brought her work, 135.