Melody Plastow, BA

Title: Faculty

Melody began her training in Sacramento at First Covenant Dance Studio, performing with the company and teaching there for 2 ½ years. She attended CSU Long Beach where she was able to train with Lisa Johnson, Andy Vaca, and Jenny Lee Stevens. She graduated in 2010 with her bachelor’s in history, and then moved to Mississippi where she trained with Ballet Magnificat! In Mississippi, she had the privilege to be taught by the founders of the company Kathy Thibodeaux and Jiri Sebastian Voborsky. Melody graduated from the trainee program in 2012 and moved back to California. Upon moving back, she found Huntington Academy of Dance and is so thankful she did! She began teaching for HAD and Ballet Etudes in 2013 and though she is lucky to teach at multiple studios in the area, considers HAD her home. Melody passed her Cecchetti Teacher Certification 1 in 2016 and passed Grade 9 this last April. She is currently studying to pass her Associates exam this coming spring. She is going on 4 years dancing with Emergent, and also became a registered yoga teacher this last February! She recently went back to school with the goal to enter a Master’s program in Dance Movement Therapy. Melody is so thankful for her HAD family and is looking forward to all this next year holds!