Melanie Schmidt

Preschool Director/Instructor

Instructor Name: Ms. Melanie

Title: Preschool Director, Dance Instructor

Education & Certifications: BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in Education (K-6): Masters in Education from University of Minnesota in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education, Certified Zumbini Instructor, Dance Instructor Certification Level 1 (as of Summer 2019)

Dance Experience: I started dancing at 7 years old. I grew up dancing tap, ballet and jazz in a studio and also High Kick on my High School dance team. I have been a Dance Team official for the Minnesota State High School League for 19 years. I have taken adult classes in tap, ballet and ballroom, and also performed in musical theater.

Years Teaching: 3

Favorite Dance Genre: Tap and High Kick

Personal: I have 3 children at home that keep my husband and I busy with their activities. In my free time, I love to travel, bake, exercise and lift weights.

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