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Melissa Coleman Sperber (General Manager/ Dancer), a Florida native, began dancing after an eightyear competitive gymnastics career. She holds a BFA in dance from the University of Florida (UF). She has performed professionally with the Neta Dance Company (NYC) and ClancyWorks Dance Company (Washington, DC) in such venues as the Kennedy Center, New York Live Arts, 92nd Street Y, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Baltimore Theatre Project, Sarasota Opera House, and Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX. Melissa joined Sarasota Contemporary Dance in 2013 as a dancer and Administrative Coordinator, and became General Manager in 2018. Melissa is also a registered yoga instructor (RYT200) and teaches throughout Bradenton and Sarasota.