Melissa Lynn Sandvig
Birthday: April 30, 1980
Status: Married, “for over 4 years.”
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Currently Resides: Los Alamitos, Calif.
School: “I graduated high school in 1998.”
Other talents/hobbies: “Ariel ballet, traveling, baking”
Favorite professional dancer: “Sylvie Guillem”
Choreographers would like to work with: “I would love to work with Mia Michaels because I know I would be pushed beyond my ability and comfort zone.”
Judges refer to her as the naughty ballerina: “I’m the oldest and the only ballerina [to make the Top 20], so it’s a couple firsts. I’m excited about that… [I’ve been dancing for] 24 years, which is older than a lot of these people are!” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it.com
Sandvig has been dancing for most of her life. She has danced with the Milwaukee Ballet Company, LA Opera, Long Beach Ballet and Helios Dance Theater. A highlight for Sandvig was performing “Le Coeur Illumine” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (FOX)
Melissa’s Top 6 solo performance: “I Put A Spell On You”—Nina Simone
Melissa’s Top 8 Solo: “Heads Will Roll”—Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Melissa’s Top 10 Solo which she performed twice being in the bottom 3 that week: “Gabriel” – Lamb
Melissa’s signature move
Interview with Kupono Aweau