Melissa J. Hunt (2013)

Melissa J. Hunt.

Melissa J. Hunt is currently traveling the country with the 2nd national tour of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a swing. Regional credits include: Anybodys in West Side Story (Weston Playhouse, Wick Theatre, Engeman), Velma in West Side Story (Harbor Lights), Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain in Annie (Axelrod). NYC performance credits include: Hair to Hamilton Public Theater Gala with Baayork Lee, American Dance Spectacular (Northeast Tour - Al Blackstone), Born To Dance (Workshop - Al Blackstone), Boy in The Velveteen Rabbit (TYA) and Easter Bonnet Competition with the cast of King Kong Alive on Broadway. Melissa is a graduate of the University at Buffalo Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in dance and is represented by LDC Artist Representation.

Currently, Melissa dwells in the musical theatre world both performing and choreographing. She has performed in regional theatres: West Side Story(Anybodys) at the John W. Engeman Theatre & West Side Story (Velma) at Harbor Lights Theater Company as well as all around NYC: 27th Annual Gypsy of the Year, Broadway Takes Two, & Showstoppers Benefit Concert at Harbor Lights. Other theatre credits: Jesus Christ Superstar (Rachel) at Plays in the Parks, My Fair Lady(dance captain/ensemble), Evita (dance captain/ensemble), & Annie Get Your Gun (dance captain/ensemble) at Algonquin Arts Theater. She also performs with Community Dance Project, O.K. DANCE Company, & ALMA NYC throughout the year. Melissa also assists and performs for choreographer Al Blackstone with his numerous projects including Born To Dance, Freddie Falls In Love, & SYTYCD.

Swing on the National Tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Associate Director/Choreographer and Ensemble in An American in Paris at the Cape Playhouse (Al Blackstone)

Associate Choreographer and Dance Captain in Annie at Axelrod (Al Blackstone)

Anybodys in West Side Story at the Engeman Theater, Wick Theater, and Weston Playhouse

Velma in West Side Story at Harbor Lights Theater

Hair to Hamilton: Public Theater Gala with Baayork Lee

Featured Dancer in the Northeast Tour of American Dance Spectacular (Al Blackstone)

TYA shows at the 92Y include:

Peter Pan in Adventure to Neverland, Boy in The Velveteen Rabbit, Ensemble in Little Red Riding Hood (Megan Doyle)

Associate Choreographer, Dance Captain in The Last Bite (Cassie Nordgren)

Dancer in the National Tour of Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Assists Al Blackstone with multiple projects and classes