performing artist | educator
Tiffany Mellard is a NYC-based performing artist and educator from Bronx, New York. She received training from Mind Builders Creative Arts Center, Norte Maar Conservatory of Dance, Harlem School of the Arts, the American Dance Festival and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She has performed works by Milton Myers, Sidra Bell, Nai Ni Chen, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Andy Blankenbuehler, Ann Reinking, Darshan Buller, Gerri Houlihan, and many others. Tiffany is a recipient of the Dr. Randolph A. Goodman Award for Excellence in Dance and received her BFA in Dance with a certificate in Arts in Community Practice from Florida State University. She received her Ed.M. in Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with an emphasis on arts advocacy, decolonizing dance pedagogy, and advocates for increased access to arts education and mentorship for Black and Brown youth.
Tiffany most recently performed as "The Bullet" with the "And Peggy" company of Hamilton: An American Musical (Puerto Rico, San Francisco, West Coast US & Canada). Other musical theater credits include Memphis (Gateway Playhouse), Chicago The Musical (National Tour), and West Side Story (International Tour). She is a former member of Victory Dance Project, Nathan Trice/RITUALS Dance Theater and "La Medea" by Yara Travieso. Tiffany will be making her choreographic debut in the workshop reading of Woo Woo Child at Soho Rep in September 2023. She has appeared in ads by LG, Kate Spade, American Express, SONY, Carol's Daughter, and Under Armour and studied acting at T. Schreiber Studio, Heidi Marshall Studio, and MN Acting Studio.
As a dance educator, Tiffany is a teaching artist with New York City Center, The Misty Copeland Foundation, Brooklyn Ballet, and Arts Ignite. She has taught at Learning Through An Expanded Arts Program (LEAP), Spotlight Performing Arts, Mind Builders Creative Arts Center, and many workshops across the United States and abroad. Tiffany is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves as a Board Member of Dancewave, a Brooklyn-based dance education nonprofit. She is represented by CESD Talent Agency (NY) in their dance and commercial divisions and Abbey Lynn Models for on-camera commercials and print modeling.
Tiffany is also an avid playlist curator on Apple Music and a self-proclaimed foodie who loves to travel- onstage and around the world.
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For Dance & Commercial:
CESD Talent Agency
333 Seventh Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001 USA
For Print Modeling & Commercial:
Abbey Lynn Models
55 Washington St. Suite 730
Brooklyn, NY 11201