Melissa Heick-Rodola


Melissa began her studies at local recreation and park programs at 4 years of age. She has been teaching and choreographing for 18 years. Melissa has studied dance at the Peabody Institute, The Dance Studio, Bethesda Dance Studio, The Broadway Dance Center, Towson University, Steps, and other dance studios around the USA. Ms. Heick has also graced the playing fields of the Baltimore Ravens as an NFL Dance Team member. Melissa was VERY fortunate to be casted in the well-known musical Fame.

She has taught at many schools around the Baltimore/ Washington area as well as serve as the director for Carroll Manor Dance from 2003-present. Melissa also enjoys volunteering her talents. She volunteers her time to help underprivileged children and perform for senior citizens. Melissa has been teaching for Carroll Manor for over a decade. This is not just a job for Melissa, she considers this her dance family!

Melissa is happily married to her husband, Auggie. They have three children, Lucas, Annabella, and Giovanni who was born in May of 2017. Melissa has attended many competitions around the USA. However, she strongly believes that dance is not a competition, but is an art form. She feels that students should compete only with themselves to achieve a perfect balance of creativity, style, strength, and grace.

Melissa’s number one goal is that every student, regardless of his or her ability, should receive the best possible training. Her passion to teach students of all ages, with high standards of style and technique shines daily.

Melissa Heick-Rodola