My Journey


I'm Melanie Lewis-Yribar (pronounced Y-bar) 

I grew up in Buffalo, NY and began dancing at age 3 in a small studio. I fell in love with dance immediately and by the age 6 was taking tap, jazz, acrobatics and ballet. My amazing teacher, Carol Joy Blatner was a contortionist and she made me her protégé which was such a gift. I auditioned and attended the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts from 5th-8th grade which opened my eyes to afro-carribbean, modern and ballet point and it gave me my 1st taste of hip hop and battle circles. I followed my father out to Valencia, Ca my freshman year of high school to pursue my dreams of becoming a professional dancer and although the road was NOT EASY, I continued on that path and made ALL my dreams come true! For a complete breakdown of my career please feel free to check out 

 I hope to inspire and educate young dancers, connect with other mothers and learn new ways to enjoy life at every age. 

I now am a mother to my wonderful 6 year old son Greyson and a proud wife to my insanely talented and handsome husband Jason. I look forward to sharing my stories of this wild & crazy ride of a life! I sometimes can't believe the places that I've been, the people I've worked with and all that I've learned through the lessons of life to date. Hard work really does pay off and I do believe "Life Is But A Dream". xxx

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