Melanie knew from the moment she set eyes on her daughter and saw her pointing her feet as a baby that she would grow up to be a dancer. With a strong dance background, Melanie is very supportive of her daughter’s dance career and so is her husband. She wants her daughter to reach a rare level of excellence and to become a household name to all, ultimately becoming a dance legend. Her advice to Hale for "Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition" is to never give up, to understand how special and unique her talent is and to stay humble. Melanie and Haley reside in Connecticut.

About Melanie

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
Musical Theatre.

What's your occupation?
Dance Instructor.

What are your hobbies and interests besides dance?
My daughter and I live and breathe dance. We also love shopping, traveling, swimming, visiting amusement parks and hanging with our family and dance friends!

Would you call yourself a "Dance Mom," "stage mom" or "mom-manager"?
I am a true definition of a Dance Mom!

About Haley

What's your favorite style of dance to perform?
Musical Theatre.

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
Any style.

Do you hope to be a professional dancer one day?
Yes, I hope to be a professional dancer one day.

If you don’t end up being a professional dancer, what other job would you like to have?
Dance teacher.

What's your favorite subject in school?
Art.

What's your favorite color?
Pink.

What do you think you are learning about the most from this experience?
Being exposed to other dancers that are more advanced than myself thus giving me a reason to dream, believe and achieve.

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