Melanie began studying jazz and tap dance at the age of five and explored Hindi film dance during her high school years. At Stanford University, she was a founding member of Dil Se, the school’s nationally ranked Hindi film dance team. Moving to New York, she studied Bollywood dance with Pooja Narang before joining Sa at its inception. Melanie holds a Mechanical Engineering degree. A former Miss India America, she is also an actor and television host.