Melissa Herberger began dancing at Dance Unlimited at the age of 3 years old. In addition to her training at DU, she also studied at the University of Louisville Dance Academy and the Louisville Ballet Dance Academy. Melissa has trained extensively in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and gymnastics. Her training has taken her to places such as Chicago and New York, where she has spent time during several summers learning from the best teachers and choreographers in the industry. DU is where her heart is and that is why she has been an instructor and choreographer here for 23+ years!
Melissa has traveled throughout the region choreographing for several dance teams and teaching master technique classes. She currently teaches technique to two local top-ranked collegiate dance teams. She is also in her eighth year as Head Coach for the two-time National Champion Presentation Academy Dance Team.
Throughout her time as a teacher and choreographer at Dance Unlimited, Melissa has won numerous solo, duet/trio and group awards at the local, regional, and national levels. She and Sheryl Knight coach the Youth, Junior, Senior and Open All Star Teams at DU. Their Senior Team has made four appearances at the USASF World Dance Championships, winning the Silver Medal in 2009.
When not in the studio, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, and their two children, Alex and Helen, or sewing. She loves to make costumes for her students!