Name: Melissa Perry - Age 16
School: - 11th Grade
Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Melissa Perry is all about the arts; a dancer, singer, actor and musician, she hopes to pursue a career and college degree in the performing arts.
She has studied many styles of dance since she was three and currently studies at Sayville Dance Theatre in Sayville and The American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park, where she takes classes an average of five days a week.
This year she has been accepted to the The Boston Conservatory’s Musical Theater Dance summer intensive program as well as The Joffrey Ballet School’s ballet/jazz dance programs. She will spend part of her summer in Boston and Manhattan for both of these programs.
Keys to Awesomeness: In addition to dance, Perry has been in the Panther Players' Fiddler on the Roof and Curtains productions, serving as dance captain in both shows.
She is also in Vocal Jazz and Select Chorus and plays the flute in Symphonic Band. She won the Miller Place Variety Show in 2010 and 2011 and has been the Student Government Class President 2009, 2010 and 2011.