2022 Dancers

Melissa Nyland

Melissa Nyland is an Arizona native and recently celebrated her year anniversary as a Louisvillian. She grew up in the mountain town of Flagstaff, AZ and is one of four children (one being her twin sister). She graduated from Arizona State University with her degree in marketing and has made a career in the Private Aviation world as a Private Charter broker and even has some pilot training hours under her belt!

When Melissa is not selling private flights, she enjoys staying active at the gym , playing tennis, traveling , road trips and playing with her two dogs, Aspen and Rafa. In Arizona, Melissa was a part of an improv/acting troupe and hopes to continue that journey again here in Louisville.

Her significant other, Jason Schmidt, competed in Let's Dance Louisville in 2018 and is looking forward to the support and advice from an alumnus . Moving to a new state has been a challenging and exciting experience and she is honored to be selected to compete with an amazing group of locals all working towards a bigger cause!

Although Melissa is joining the team late and has zero dance training, she is confident her inner Brittany and NSYNC will shine through, watch out we got a star on our hands!