Tony & Melanie
Tony and Melanie are recognized as innovators in Dance Sport throughout the world. World Dance Champions and chorographers for many movies, Broadway plays and on "So You Think You Can Dance", they have represented the United States for over a decade in the World Latin American Dance Championships and have taken home over 100 championship titles. Their titles include: The United States Professional Latin Champions, Dirty Dancing Champions, 1999 DanceSport World Cup Champions, Four-time Champions of the North American Latin Championships, The World Trophy Title Holders, American-Swing World Cabaret Dance Champions, Three-time Champions of the "Championship Ballroom Dancing" (Sponsor, PBS), Copacabana Mambo Marathon Finalists, and Twelve-time United States Representatives for the World Latin Championships.
Melanie is in high demand as a coach of top dancers around the world and as a choreographer for actors in film, television and Broadway. She has choreographed and appeared on film in such major motion pictures as Dance with Me, The Thomas Crown Affair, Let It Be Me and The Last Days of Disco. She has most recently appeared as a choreographer on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance and So You Think You Can Dance Canada. As a dance coach and choreographer, she has worked with some of the most renowned film and television personalities including Pierce Brosnan, Renee Russo, Vanessa Williams, Tim Robbins, Mary Steenburgen, Sonya Brava, Susan Sarandon, Steven Dorff, Patrick Stewart, Leslie Caron, Jennifer Beals, Harvey Keitel, Campbell Scott, Nancy Butler, Rob Schneider and Barbara Walters. She recently wrapped filming for the movie Leading Ladies, in which she not only serves as choreographer, but stars as Sheri Campari, a mother who swears off men and lives vicariously through her daughters. It is set to be released in 2010. In 2008, she choreographed a photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar called "Dancing with the Designers" that featured Jessica Biel and high-end designers Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein and Zac Posen.
Tony has been behind the scenes as well as made appearances in various films, TV shows, and Broadway, including feature film performances in Dance with Me, The Thomas Crown Affair, Let It Be Me and The Last Days of Disco. He is also known for co-hosting seasons 1 and 2 of the PBS series America's Ballroom Challenge with Marilu Henner, and most recently, Tony appeared as a guest choreographer on the FOX dance competition-reality show So You Think You Can Dance.
Now you have the opportunity to learn from the very best in the industry, Tony and Melanie themselves! As the place Vouge magazine call "the most fashionable place in New York City to learn to dance"...visit their boutique dance studio in the heart of New York City for the dance experience of a lifetime as they share their knowledge with you!
Below you will find an abbreviate list of critically acclaimed dancers who have sought dance instruction from Dance Times Square!
Carmen Vincelj, Seven Times Professional World Champion
Andre Gavriline and Lena Kryuchkova, Unites States Professional Latin Champions
Slavik Kryklyvyy , World Amature Latin Champion
Max Kovhenznikov and Yulia Zagoruychenko, Unites States Professional Latin Champions
Jose DeCamp and Joanna Zacharewicz, United States and World Professional Rhythm Champions, World Mambo Champions
Emmanuel Pierre-Antione, "Dancing With The Stars", World Mambo Champion
Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova, 11 times undefeated U.S Amature Latin Champions
Jennifer Thomas,United States and World Professional Ballroom Champion
Cheryl Burke, "Dancing With The Stars", Winner
Mary Murphy, "So You Think You Can Dance", Judge
Max Chmerkovskiy, "Dancing With The Stars"
Kirina Smirnoff, "Dancing With The Stars", United States Professional Latin Champion,
Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis, "So You Think You Can Dance", "Burn The Floor"
Tony Dovolani and Elena Grinenko, "Dancing With The Stars", United States and World Professional Rhythm Champions
Sabra Johnson, "So You Think You Can Dance" Winner
Joshua Allen, So You Think You Can Dance" Winner
Jeanine Mason, "So You Think You Can Dance" Winner"
Russell Ferguson, "So You Think You Can Dance Winner"
Jonathan Roberts and Anya Trebunskaya, "Dancing With The Stars"
Benji Schwimmer, "So You Think You Can Dance" Winner "Leading Ladies"
Chelsea Hightower, "So You Think You Can Dance", "Dancing With The Stars"
Lacey Schwimmer, "So you Think You Can Dance" "Dancing With The Stars"