Melaina Muth, from Brookfield Illinois, is currently a sophomore at Indiana University and is studying contemporary dance. Before coming to IU, she trained at the Joffrey Academy in Chicago and Principle Dance. She also attended the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive in 2019. She has been dancing for sixteen years and studied various styles of dance including: ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and jazz. Melaina has performed in the contemporary dance program’s 2021 production of the Junior Choreographic Performance Project and the most recent Senior Capstone Show: New Moves (2022). She has also arranged music for Robert Burden’s house class and his piece “House of Love” that premiered at the 2022 New Moves production. She is involved in student-run organizations here at IU such as the Ballroom Dance Club and the Di:verse Dance Crew. Post-college she plans on pursuing a career in choreography and dance film.
Hometown: Brookfield, IL
Class of 2025