Melissa Chapski

Corps de ballet

Melissa Chapski was born in Medfield, Massachusetts. In 2015, she graduated from the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program in New York City under the guidance of Erin Forrest and Edward Ellison. That same year, she was awarded a contract to the Dutch National Ballet's junior company from Youth America Grand Prix's International Ballet Competition. Melissa danced two seasons with Dutch National Ballet's junior company followed by three seasons in their corps de ballet. She danced as a corps de member for the Bayerisches Staatsballett from April 2020 until December 2023.

Information as of 2023

Gold medal, Senior Women's Category at Indianapolis International Ballet Competition June 2015
Top 12, Senior Women's Category at Youth America Grand Prix: Finals 2015

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett
Zulme in Giselle (P. Wright)
One of the six friends in Coppélia (R. Petit)
Dancer in Passages: Affairs of the Heart (D. Dawson)
Dancer in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Dancer in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Dancer in Cinderella (C.Wheeldon)
Dancer in Giselle (P. Wright)
Dancer in The Blizzard (A. Kaydanovskiy)
Dancer in Jewels (G. Balanchine)
Dancer in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Djampe-Solo in La Bayadère (P. Bart, M. Petipa)