A born and bred California girl, Melodie Jeffery-Cassell received her degree in theater arts/dance from Cal State University, East Bay. Her modern/ballet training in the San Francisco Bay Area (ODC Theater, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center) led her to perform with Randee Paufve, Nina Haft, and Dandelion Dance Theater. After relocating to New York City, Jeffery-Cassell performed with Bernier Dance, Pascal Rekeort, and YC Movement Theatre.
As rehearsal director and principal performer for YC Movement Theatre, Jeffery-Cassell has performed in YC’s Sunlight Interior, Moonlight: Suite of Images, and the off-Broadway production Moonlight Interior.
While in New York City, Jeffery-Cassell was on faculty at The Brearley School, Peridance International Dance Center, and Mark Morris Dance Center. Now a Bostonian, Jeffery-Cassell is a proud faculty member of Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Glen Urquhart School in Beverly.