Melissa Almaguer (tap dance artist, performer, teacher and choreographer) is one of Mexico's leading tap dancers. She started her dance training at an early age in Monterrey, Mexico with Jessica Flores and Marcela Treviño and later on, furthered it by moving to New York City where she began studying with her mentor Derick K Grant. Melissa is an alumna of The School at Jacob’s Pillow.
She was a co-choreographer and member of the first tap company in Mexico, The Tap Company Mx. Aditionally, she has performed as a soloist across Mexico at events like Festival Internacional de Santa Lucía, Cosmopolitap in Guadalajara and Monterrey’s Tap Fest’s Live Concert, to name a few. Melissa teaches classes all over Monterrey, Mexico and has taught workshops in cities like Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Bogota, Guadalajara, Tampico, Cancun and Mexico City. She is also part of the faculty in Tap Fest Guadalajara, one of the biggest tap festivals in the country.
Melissa is the producer of Oye Como Va, the first show in Latin America directed by Derick K Grant and choreographed by Derick K Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards featuring some of the best tap artists in Mexico as well as international dancers. She also debuted her show “My Favorite Things” in December 2019 which was the first tap holiday show in Mexico.