Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
Melanie Hamrick was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she began her ballet training at Eastern Virginia School of the Performing Arts with Sandra Balestracci. Hamrick trained for five years at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. under the teachers Adrienne Dellas, Nikolai Morozov, Mme. Morkovina and her main teacher Mme. Sizova.
Hamrick attended the summer program at the School of American Ballet for three years and ABT’s Summer Intensive Program in 2003. She joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company (now ABT II) in September 2003 and joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2004.
Hamrick’s roles with ABT include Calliope in Apollo, a Shade in La Bayadère, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, a flower girl in Don Quixote, Moyna in Giselle, Olympia in Lady of the Camellias, a Harlot in Romeo and Juliet, the Fairy of Sincerity in The Sleeping Beauty, a big swan, the pas de trois and the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake, the Prelude and Mazurka in Les Sylphides and leading roles in Dark Elegies, Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once and From Here On Out.
- American Ballet Theatre