Dance School in Norfolk, VA
Associate Artistic Director, RICARDO MELENDEZ is the former Artistic Director for Ballets de San Juan, Puerto Rico. He holds a BA in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University and an MFA in Theatre from Brooklyn College, where he served as adjunct faculty. Melendez has performed with the Alvin Ailey Dance Ensemble, Ballet Hispanico, the Omega Liturgical Dance Company, and Indianapolis Dance Company. He was principal dancer and rehearsal manager for Dance Kaleidoscope in Indiana where he dedicated his efforts in developing arts in education programs.
read moreTRDance is the only urban dance center planted in the heart of Virginia's largest performance art community, Downtown Norfolk. It's home to Coastal Virginia's only modern dance Company, Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre, the area's oldest professional dance company. Our studios are perfectly built for full performances or practices. With ample amounts of space & professional instructors to help you along the way, TRDance can help you accomplish any dance dream.
read moreTodd Rosenlieb Dance performs an original modern dance repertoire featuring works by Todd Rosenlieb, Ricardo Melendez, Erick Hawkins, Jon Lehrer, and Bill Evans. The company blends classical and modern forms, and although our dancers have classical roots, they bring a modern vibe with hints of pop culture and a keen sense of musicality. An eclectic sensibility allows for the use of a diverse musical palette that ranges from Brahms to Rufus Wainwright. Our company of seasoned professionals has partnered with Virginia's top-ranking performing arts organizations including the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Arts Festival, the Virginia Opera Association, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Choreographers Festival, the Regional High School Dance Festival, Virginia Musical Theatre, and Lyric Opera of Virginia.