Melanie Hendricks trained with Donna Lewis, Adolfina Suarez, and the late Ann Brodie. She furthered her studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts and USC. Mrs Hendricks was a soloist with Columbia City Ballet and the USC Dance Company. She has choreographed and taught for Southern Strutt, as well as choreographing for the Performing and Competing Company where her choreography has been recognized and won awards. She was the choreographer, director and producer of ADA’s marvelous Mary Poppins.