Born and raised in Amsterdam, studied and performed street dance since he was a child, attended the Hooge school for the Kunsten (sndo 2004-8) and is now a professional teacher for the Jazz department theatre school Amsterdam, youth organizations in Amsterdam and creates choreography’s for rappers and pop artists form Amsterdam and Holland. Melvin has a deep interests in combining his education of street dance with contemporary models of dance using improvisation as a means to explore and mix styles. As part of his stage work in the sndo, he was able to travel, perform and teach in China (Beijing and Shanghai) and New York City. Melvin teaches regularly in Amsterdam and is a driving force for young dancers who are interested street dance activities with a creative edge.
His workshops mix urban dance with contemporary dance ideas. He influences us all to integrate dance forms in how it is we think of dancing and feel about music.