Melissa J Dixon shared her journey from being a childhood dancer to getting opportunities to dance professionally. After many years, while on stage performing she knew it was over and made the decision to go back to school. Listen to her amazing journey.
Following a successful career as a professional dancer/singer/actress performing and training others around the world, Melissa J. Dixon swapped her Capezios for stilettos and started a new journey, earning a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communications. She then earned a master’s degree in strategic public relations from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University
Since changing careers, she has worked in publications and communications for ESPN Outdoors/B.A.S.S., internal events and communications for Gaylord Palms/Marriott International Inc., global communications for UK-based Aurora Group, and is currently the project manager of sales communication at Scholastic Book Fairs.
In September 2015, she launched Ask the Entertainment Expert, a series of interviews with entertainment professionals from around the world intended to inform, inspire and empower up-and-coming performing artists. After taking a break to finish grad school, she recently relaunched her website.
She proudly serves on the committee for Atlanta-based Mission 4 Movement, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to the promotion and celebration of dance, and to supporting those underserved in the arts community through mentoring, opportunities, resources and education. She also participates in/supports Lean In Atlanta, IABC Atlanta, PRSA Georgia Chapter, GWU’s Alumni book club, Buti Yoga, Faith & Flyness and The BOSS Network.