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Melanie Riffee

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    The Suzanne Farrell Ballet Snapshot: Melanie Riffee



Biography

Melanie Riffee* (Corps de Ballet) began training with Oleg Tupine and Tania Rousseau in Virginia, and continued on scholarship at The Washington School of Ballet, Maryland Youth Ballet, and Boston Ballet School. She is an alumna of Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell. Melanie also participated in a scholarship exchange program with Canada’s National Ballet and became a member of Boston Ballet II in May 2010, originating roles in Jorma Elo’s One Concerto and Yury Yanowsky’s The Eighth Layer. Her repertoire with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet includes Balanchine’s Agon, Allegro Brillante, Danses Consertantes, Divertimento No.15, Emeralds, Episodes, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Valse Fantasie, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Gounod Symphony, Swan Lake and Stars and Stripes. Melanie joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2012.
Melanie Riffee