Red Carpet Interview
Performer at the 16th Annual LA Music Awards
Miss Melodee is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and teacher who has a magical way with children. Through play, imagination, and of course dancing, Miss Melodee gives children a truly joyful learning experience with inspiring original music and encourages them to be anything they want to be.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Melodee Holsinger Bridges – Miss Melodee
2006 LA Music Awards “Best New Artist” Nominee; Melodee Holsinger Bridges (AKA: Miss Melodee) was born in Pittsburgh, PA. Upon the release of her first album “Nothing but Change,” Melodee was selected as a finalist on David Foster and NBC’s “Star Tomorrow.” She has been performing professionally for over 15 years, but it is Melodee’s gift of teaching that she is most proud of. Her youthful spirit provides a magical connection to her students and the fact that she exudes a “Princess” like kindness is both engaging and inspiring to her young dancers.
Miss Melodee has been teaching children from 18 months to 10 years of age for over a decade. She has also starred in and directed many childrens’ productions in Los Angeles with The Advent Theater and Little Red Caboose. Her adaptations and workshops of childrens’ musicals are huge hits with adults and kids alike. She currently offers classes throughout the Los Angeles Area and has taught Master Classes throughout the US. Miss Melodee’s classes have become destination locations at studios like Creation Station and Millenium Dance Complex, as well as various Los Angeles private schools (The Country School, The Buckley School, The Oaks School and The Westside JCC to name a few).
Melodee has a BFA in Musical Theater from Point Park University. Believing in further education, she returned to school in 2010 attending UCLA. There she worked with acclaimed lyricist Marty Panzer and won the Hal Gaba scholarship for excellence. Combining her skills as a teacher and her talent for singing, dancing and composing music, Melodee created the “Dancing with Miss Melodee” CD in early 2011. The successful debut of her “Dancing with Miss Melodee” CD has become the backbone of her teaching and an addictive “must have” for all her students. She’s thrilled that the music she created inspires her young dancers to become anything they dream of.
ABOUT THE ALBUM
Mary Poppins put it best when she said, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and snap! The job’s a game.”
With this in mind Miss Melodee developed the album “Dancing with Miss Melodee” to help kids retain their dance lessons in class, while exercising at home, as practice, or just for fun!
With a fun pop style the album takes kids through a dance class from warm-up to finish with many dance styles mixed in together. The songs playfully let the imagination run free so the studio becomes a beach, the barre becomes a tea party, and leaping across the floor becomes a fashion show.
The album offers preschool teachers, childcare givers, parents, and dance instructors the tools to run an entire dance class, dance party, or fun-filled work out activity. Best of all it’s catchy so mom and dad will want to listen again and again too!