Melanie Hovis began her training at Live Oak Dance Center, and later Ballet Austin Academy and Ballet Austin's Professional Division. In Austin, she had the opportunity to perform several of Stephen Mill's ballets. Her training also includes summer intensives at Ballet Austin, Texas Ballet Theater, American Ballet Theatre, and Joffrey Ballet School. While dancing in Austin Melanie was introduced to the art of educating young dancers, and found her strong passion for teaching there. She has now taught for Ballet Austin's Academy, Butler Center for Dance and Fitness, and Leaps no Bounds. Melanie recently relocated to Houston and is excited to bring her love of dance and education to the community.