Melissa Coffey Bio
As a trainer, Melissa has developed her own modalities for teaching and believes this to be one mark of a safe teacher who invests time, thought, and experience into their students. She loves to coach and choreograph and create characters with her students as she sees them grow into their abilities. She views her training as having holistic approach and while she values expression, she demands intentionality with form, effort, and gesture.
While Melissa believes that she is an aerial dancer above all choices of apparatus, she hopes to repopularize trapeze as a highly dynamic apparatus through her work and videos.
Melissa is founder of Dances In Air, teaches at festivals around North and Central America, and hosts her own aerial retreats in January and February every year in Costa Rica!