Melanie Gladstone is a performer/musician/choreographer born and bred in New York to a theatrical family. She has been dancing, singing, and acting since she can remember and absolutely loves the world of theater! Through the years, Melanie has taught music and dance, worked with students with disabilities, traveled around the world to provide dance workshops for students with disabilities, and studied and performed with professional Integrated Dance companies in Europe. In her other persona, Melanie is an elementary Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She began her teaching career teaching music and dance at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, before moving to WA to work in the public schools. She has performed on numerous stages throughout the country, and is always happiest in a theater, whether on stage or in the audience cheering on the performers. Growing up, she also was a gymnast for 20 years, and coached at private gyms and high schools, subsequently becoming a gymnastics judge, as well. Her favorite style of dancing is Tap, and she is in awe of every hard working performer out there for putting their heart and soul into their work. Washington is now where she is planting her roots and looks forward to a long career with the wonderful theatrical community in the PNW.