Meleka R. Simon
Owner & Artistic Director
Meleka Simon has been a dance educator for 22 years. She has studied the dance styles of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern, musical theater, and praise dance. She's a graduate of the University of North Texas where she earned a BA in Psychology and Child Development. After college, she was asked to be member of the Dallas Dance Company where she danced and choreographed for 5 seasons. Meleka has had the privilege to train under some of the industries top professionals. She has won numerous scholarships which gave her the opportunity to train in Vegas with Thunderstruck, in LA at the Edge Performing Arts Center, and in New York at Broadway Dance Center and Steps. Her training gave her the tools necessary to develop her teaching and choreography skills. Over the years, Meleka has sang background and danced back-up for recording artists, as well as choreographed and danced in award shows, festivals, music videos, and commercials. While teaching and training dancers all over North America she has won numerous choreography awards. Her dancers have won awards for technique, showmanship, artistry, and some have gone on to have professional dance careers.
Meleka is married to her husband Leon Simon (8yrs) and they have 3 children. Meleka continues to choreograph all over the US and is an adjudicator a National dance competitions and local dance teams as well.
Meleka is also a certified Barre Body® instructor and Teacher trainer. She is proud to bring Barre Body® to the North Texas area and have DDD serve as a training facility for individuals interested in certification. Meleka looks forward to Destiny Devoted Dance serving Plano and the surrounding areas with quality dance education.