Melia Riley is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer from the Chicagoland area. She first fell in love with dance at age 3, finding a home at the Academy of Dance Arts in Downers Grove, IL. There she studied Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap. After relocating to Atlanta, GA. she added Modern, Contemporary, and Hip Hop to her repertoire with notable performances throughout the area. Now home in Chicagoland, Melia utilizes her extensive training and performance experience to motivate and encourage young dancers and professional artists alike. Her classes combine the importance of technique, elements of musicality, and the freedom of movement allowing her students to train and develop as artists of their own.