Melissa Sweiss, Director and Founder of the School of Amman Ballet trained with Madame Leslie Hosbein of the Royal Danish Ballet. Melissa graduated with a BA from Indiana University in Communication Arts/Theatre and was a dance major at Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts, Indianapolis.
Having recently relocated to Amman, Melissa has most recently directed an intensive summer ballet program at the Orthodox Club and is the Ballet Program Director at Ahliyyah School. Prior to founding the school, Melissa taught ballet at private dance schools and local park districts within the U.S., as well as acted as choreographer for local high schools. She also performed with the Butler Ballet, and acted in many professional theater productions in Chicago, Illinois.