About Mrs. Melanie
Melanie Lassiter Singh is the owner and director of The Pink Slipper Dance Academy. She is an honors graduate of Lenoir Community College in 2008 and graduated from East Carolina University in December 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-6). She has a Reading Concentration (K-12) and licensures in Middle Grades Mathematics and English (6-9). She finished her AS and BS degrees in three years while teaching dance classes in the evenings. Melanie took dance lessons for fourteen years and has taught dance classes for 14 years. She has been recognized throughout the state as well for her talent in vocal presentation. She was the choreographer for Dancing Like the Stars in Jones County for four years. She was also the choreographer for the production of High School Musical at Lenoir Community College in 2008. Melanie was the Third Runner Up in the 2007 Miss Neuse Pageant, Second Runner Up in the 2009 Miss Kinston Pageant, was crowned Miss South Lenoir and also earned the title of Jones County’s Junior Miss in 2007. Melanie has served as a judge for Wayne County’s Distinguished Young Woman of the Year 2012, the Little Miss Sweet Potato Pageant in Snow Hill, NC for the Sweet Potato Festival and the Little Miss Shrimp and Miss Shrimp Pageants in Sneads Ferry, NC for the Shrimp Festival. Melanie was also a public school teacher for a total of 6 years. She married the love of her life, Sanchit Singh, and they reside in New Bern with their daughter, Mia, and their dog, Molly.
About The Pink Slipper Dance Academy
Mrs. Melanie established The Pink Slipper Dance Academy in the fall of 2008. What began as a dream became a reality as she began choreographing and teaching classes at the age of 19. Since that time, The Pink Slipper has grown and prospered! In 2012 a new studio facility was built for business expansion. That same year, Junior and Senior Elite Competition Teams were created and have traveled all over the state of North Carolina to compete in regional and national levels. Students have been to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the annual Showstopper Convention to train with famous choreographers. Students have also been selected for scholarships to train in Chicago, Ilinois and Charleston, South Carolina. In July of 2016, a select group of students were chosen to train with the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and Broadway choreographers in New York City! The opportunities provided at The Pink Slipper are amazing and we continue to grow and improve each year! At our dance studio, recreational and competition level classes are offered to provide the best experience for every type of dancer. All Pink Slipper dancers are showcased each year in the annual recital. Therefore, if you are looking for a dance studio that will provide a positive, nurturing learning experience for your family then look no further! The Pink Slipper Dance Academy is the place for you!