Melanie Hufford

altMelanie Hufford grew up in Thousand Oaks, California and is now attending the University of Arizona. She began dancing at age thirteen and started to teach at age fifteen. Her training includes top choreographers such as Shane Sparks, Nick Lazzarini, and Dee Caspary. She has performed in numerous companies and hip hop crews. She has worked extensively with high school teams in both Southern California and Arizona. She has won top choreography awards at showcases and competitions and was recently selected to choreograph for the Civic’s Arts Plaza.

She loves bringing different art forms together by helping direct a play and staging dancers in a vocal show. She is currently apart of the United Spirit Association. She travels across the Western United States teaching at Middle School and High School Dance Team camps. She is excited to be working with Creative Dance Arts for her fourth year. Melanie loves sharing her knowledge with students and watching them improve.


“My daughter has danced at CDA for 5 years and she absolutely loves it.The teachers truly care about the kids and work hard to see them rise to their full potential.”