» Melaina C. Larson
Adjunct Faculty

College of Performing Arts
Department of Dance
Melaina C. Larson
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science in Sociology
University of the District of Columbia, Master Public Administration in Public Administration
Melaina Larson is a professional ballroom dancer, currently competing in the American Smooth division.  She has been a world finalist in the open American Smooth and the U.S. National Champion in rising star American Smooth.  She has been a professional finalist in nearly every major dancesport competition in the U.S.  Additionally, she teaches all styles of ballroom dance in Orange County and actively competes on the U.S. Pro/Am circuit with her students. Melaina studied classical ballet for 12 years and has competed in figure skating.  She holds a B.S. in Sociology and a minor in Ballroom Dance from Brigham Young University, and an M.P.A. in Public Management from the University of the District of Columbia.