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Melanie Atkins trained at Walnut Hill School of the Arts after her family moved from England to Massachusetts. She danced with Fort Worth Dallas Ballet before joining Miami City Ballet in 1997, where she rose to the rank of principal dancer.
In 1999 Atkins worked with Maria and Marjorie Tallchief in conjunction with The George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive, which preserves the choreographer's legacy on video.
Atkins joined Boston Ballet as a soloist in 2002. Her repertory includes Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, The Countess) and Raymonda, Act III; Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker; August Bournonville's La Sylphide; James Kudelka's Cinderella (Stepsister, Twig);Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias (Marguerite); George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, Serenade, Monumentum/Movements, Duo Concertant and Rubies; Helen Pickett's Etesian; Jorma Elo's Plan to B, Bronislava Nijinska's Les Noces; and Jiri Kylian's Falling Angels.
Atkins is married to Soloist Sabi Varga.