Choreographer / Creative Director / Movement Coach / Dancer
Commercial Jazz | Character / Creature Movement | Comedy Choreography | Jazz Funk | Hip Hop | Burlesque | Musical Theatre | Contemporary
Melena Rounis is a choreographer, dancer, and creative director. A former Cirque du Soleil artist for six years she was featured in two productions; as a character and ensemble performer in Las Vegas at The Beatles LOVE, and travelling the world as a dancer on Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour – the seventh most grossing tour of all time.
Most recently she was the Associate Director / choreographer for ‘Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party’ tour and creative choreographer for a new top secret R&D project with Walt Disney Imagineers. Other projects include Dancing With the Stars; Descendants 2 promo performance, Couture collection launch for designers Christian Louboutin & Sabyasachi Mukherjee based off the fairytale book ‘Deep Sleep for Beauty’ written by Louboutin, various projects for Elvira ‘Mistress of the Dark’, Original ‘Burlesque’ choreography for Peepshow at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Circus of Wonders for Knott’s Berry Farm, Comedy Central’s @Midnight starring Chris Hardwick, Honda, Deck The Halls starring Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito, and the list goes on!
Melena is no stranger to the screen herself. Performing as a featured soloist in the Sci-fi Series Master of Horror, American’s Got Talent, American Idol, Latin American Music Awards with Pitbull and Florida to name a few, Sir Paul McCartney for the Grammy’s Musicares, Australia’s Next Top Model, The Magicians, Lemony Snickets a Series of Unfortunate Events, Dr. Doolittle 3, Wickerman, World’s Away directed by James Cameron, she really has had a full and eclectic career on every level.
On top of the listed accomplishments above, Melena still makes the time to travel as an international instructor, and adjudicator worldwide, and is proud to also offer her knowledge of health and fitness as a certified Pilates instructor to private clientele.