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Sabrina Jaafar Melton


Sabrinajaafar@gmail.com                U.S. Citizen                              954-330-7358                                      




 Alvin Ailey/ Fordham University BFA graduate in Dance

  • Graduated Cum Laude with a special achievment award in dance):  NYC 

     Techniques and Styles studied - Ballet, Point, Martha Graham, Lester Horton,    

     Release, Jazz, African, Improvisation, Choreography,  and Hip Hop.

        •        Completion of  "Leap 'n Learn" teacher training.                                                                                  

Program Director - Denise Jefferson         Co-Director - Ana Marie Forsythe


Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program (Heather Watts Scholar): NYC


Program Director – Kathleen Isaac


Teaching Experience


Fort Hamilton High School's partnership with the Joffrey Ballet School : Brooklyn, NYC


Full time DOE employee 2013-present; Program director and developer. Teacher of reccord (Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Improvisation ,Choreography, and Cultural dance )


The Joffery Ballet School : NYC

2009-Current; Teacher of Ballet, Modern, and Creative Movement. Joffrey Miami and NYC Summer Intensive


The Julliard School : NYC

2007-2009; Senior class Horton technique demonstrator and substitute instructor


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: NYC

2007- 2009; First steps creative movement


Amsterdam Elementary School : Hillsborough NJ

2012-2013; Teaching Artist-Creative movement and The Art of Chinese Dance


Elementary School 26 : Elizabeth NJ

2012- 2013; Teaching Artist- The Art of Chinese Dance and African Dance


Hellenic Classical Charter School : Brooklyn NY

2011-2012 Teaching Artist -Enrichment movement classes based on cultural and historical topics


The Friends Seminary School : NYC

2009-2010; Ballet basics and Creative movement classes


 Dillard Center for the Performing Arts High School:  FL

 2004-2008 Guest Master Teacher in Modern


Art in Motion Dance Academy: NJ

2007-Current ; Teacher of Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, Jazz, Hip Hop , Total Body Fitness and Creative Movement.


 Fort Lauderdale Christian School:  FL

2002-2004  Director and creator of after school dance program teaching Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop and Jazz .


  Ballet Elite:  FL

Summer 2002 – Summer 2006 Director and dance Instructor of summer intensive programTeacher of Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop and Jazz.  Student mentoring.  


Professional Performance Experience

  • Nai Ni Chen Dance Company NYC
  • Yaa Samar! Dance Theater NYC
  • Buglisi Dance Theater NYC
  • Pascal Rioult Dance Theater aprentice NYC
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater NYC
  • Dance Now! Ensemble FL
  • Broward Ballet FL


Performed Other Works By Artist Such As:

  • Ohad Naharine- Solo from Naharines’ Virus, Minus 16, Kamuyot (Ailey Theater and Jacobs Pillow)
  • Alvin Ailey – Memoria (City Center Theater)
  • Doug Varone- Tomorrow
  • Robert Battle- Takademi, Minuette , Base Line
  • Tim Rushton (Danish Dance Theater)
  • Paul Taylor -Cloving Kingdom
  • Ronald K. Brown – Exodus
  • Neta Pulvamacher – Five Beds / Children of a dream
  • Nathan Trice- Impetus
  • Elisa Monte- Dream Time
  • Sidra Bell- Woman Apart
  • Pedro Ruiz – Danzon , Behind A Portraits Eyes



Adittional Certifications

Pilates Mat Certified: NYC                                                                 

Karma Kids /Teen Yoga Certified: NYC



The Joffery Ballet School Director                                                                 

Joe Matos: 954-801-6209


Assistand Principal of the Arts: Fort Hamilton High School                         

Tom Oberle: 917-747-3451


Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Director: Hunter College                       

Kathleen Isaac: 212-396




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