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Melanie LaPatin

New York, New York 10036 United States
917-696-7340 . 212-355-7330 .
NDCA, Terpsichore, SAG-AFTRA

Performer Profile

  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5 feet 4 in
  • Weight: 145 lbs
  • Age Range: 30 - 45
  • Physique: Average
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Hair Length: Chin Length
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

Melanie LaPatin (917)-696-7340


Leading Ladies
Lead Role/Choreographer My Pet Piranha The Morning Show Featured Segment Hallmark Channel The Thomas Crown Affair Featured Performer UA Pictures; Dir. John McTiernan
Live From the Imperial Palace Featured Performer PBS, - Hoffsburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
Dance With Me Featured Performer Mandalay Ent., Dir. Randa Haines, Last Days of Disco Featured Performer Gramercy Pictures; Dir. Whit Stillman,
Let It Be Me Featured Performer Rysher Entertainment, Dir. Eleanor Bergstein
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Featured Performer Miramax, Dir. Guy Ferland
The View 2 Segments w/ Barbara Walters ABC

What Not to Wear Featured Participant The Learning Channel

The Anatomy of Sex Featured Performer The Discovery Channel

Ballroom Dancing basics Co-Host American Public Television Inside Edition Special Segment FOX
Montel Williams Featured Guest UPN
Full Frontal Fashion,Full Body Smoothie Special Segment WE Network, Andre Leon Talley
Secret World of Ballroom Dancing Featured Segment The Learning Channel Late Night with Conan O'Brien Guest Performers NBC New York Emmy Awards Featured Performer National Academy of TV, Arts & Sciences
Championship Ballroom Dancing Featured Performer PBS, Producer Aida Moreno


A Night In Harlem Featured Performer Friars Club NYC(Mercedes Ellington Enterprises)
Madison Square Garden Featured Performer New York, NY Gloria Estefan's Mi Tierra Featured Performer New York, NY Tokyo Dome Featured Performer Tokyo, Japan Royal Albert Hall Featured Performer London, England Wintergardens Featured Performer Blackpool, England Career Transition for Dancers Featured Performer New York City Center
Gracie Allen Awards: Dance of the Decades Featured Performer New York Hilton
Jeanne Rimsky Theatre Featured Performer Port Washington, NY Ballroom Fever Featured Performer New York City Center


What to expect when you're expecting choreographed for Cameron Diaz, Megan Mullaly and Matthew Morrison

So You Think You Can Dance: Choreographed for Seasons 3-8

The Return: Choreographed for Tim Robbins

The View: Choreographed for Barbara Walters

Life on Mars Choreographed for Harvey Keitel

An Evening of Ballroom & Latin Dancing: Choreographed & Directed for Seasons '05 & '06,

Jeanne Rimsky Theater of Port Washington, NY

Hot For Manhattan: Produced, Choreographed and Directed for the Danny Kaye Playhouse

Take the Lead: New Line Cinema, Dir. Liz Friedlander

The Last Mambo: Produced, Choreographed and Directed for The Rich Forum

Dirty Dancing: The Baby & Johnny Project: Co-Choreographers at the John J College, NYC Dodgers Theatrical

Swing: Consultants for the St. James Theatre, NYC

What to Expect When You're Expecting: Lionsgate; Cameron Diaz, Megan Mullally, Matthew Morrison Earthly Possessions: HBO; Dir.James Lapine, Coached and Choreographed for Susan Sarandon, Steven Dorff
The Thomas Crown Affair: UA Pictures; Coached and choreographed for Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo
Dance with Me: Mandalay Entertainment; Coached and choreographed for Vanessa L. Williams
Let It Be Me: Rhysher Entertainment; Coached and choreographed for Patrick Stewart, Leslie Caron,

Jennifer Beals, Yancy Butler, Jamie Goodwin, and Campbell Scott Late Night with Conan O'Brien NBC-TV;

Coached and choreographed Rob Schnieder Coaching: Russell Crowe, Robin Williams, Emma Watson

championship titles

United States Professional Latin Champions

Dirty Dancing Champions DanceSport World Cup Champions Four-time Champions of North American Latin Championships

The World Trophy Title Holders American-Swing World Cabaret Dance Champions Three-time Champions Championship Ballroom Dancing (Sponsor, PBS)

Copacabana Mambo Marathon Finalists Twelve-time United States Representatives for the World Latin Championships


What to Expect when you're expecting Associate Choreographer Lionsgate

Performer Skills

  • Performance Skills: Dancing, Host
  • Accents: New York (Brooklyn), British
  • Dance: Ballroom, Tango, Hip Hop, Disco, Waltz, Flamenco, Swing, Club/Freestyle, Salsa

Employment Details

  • Work History: Film, Music Video, Theater, Commercial, Television
  • Job Categories: Wardrobe, Casting, Acting, Directing, Producing
  • Are you willing to work unpaid?: Yes
  • Authorized to work in United States: Yes
  • Primary Citizenship: United States
  • Valid Passport: Yes
  • Prior Job Title 1: Associate Choreographer
  • Prior Job Title 2: Choreographer
  • Prior Job Title 3: Leading Role

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