Melanie is starting her first year as a Westchester Knicks Dancer! She is a senior dance major at CUNY Queens College who works as a nanny and motivational dancer for entertainment companies. Melanie started dancing hip-hop when she was 10-years-old. She joined a company team at Garden City Dance Studio when she was 17 and trained in hip-hop, ballet, modern and jazz. After traveling and seeing as much of the world as she can, Melanie would love to have her own “day care for the arts,” or work in dance therapy for children with special needs. She has Puerto Rican and Italian roots, and you might recognize her from the MTV show “Are You The One?”