Michelle Meltzer is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana where she trained at the Indianapolis School of Ballet under the direction of Victoria Lyras. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Ballet with an Outside Field in Education from the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University. There, she had the privilege of dancing in ballets choreographed by Michael Vernon, August Bournonville, and George Balanchine, and she placed in the Bloomington Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters competition in 2010. Michelle was previously a member of Nevada Ballet Theatre for four seasons where she performed as Juliet in James Canfield’s Romeo and Juliet, in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Who Care’s, Slaughter on 10th Avenue, and Serenade, in Cynthia Gregory’s staging of Swan Lake, as well as dancing in collaboration with Cirque du Solei. Since moving to Chicago, Michelle has danced for Aerial Dance Chicago and performed at Simantikos 2nd Annual Celebration of Chicago Art. This is Michelle’s first season with Chicago Repertory Ballet.