|Melissa Stafford receives a going away gift from the ballet department|
at the 2012 Spotlight Awards.
"Melissa has been a wonderful mentor to me," said dance administrative supervisor Ashley Hilton. "I am so grateful to have worked with her the past six years. She will be missed and I wish her nothing but the best in her new position."
Prior to coming to the Conservatory, Melissa taught for five years at Peabody. Similar to the Conservatory, Peabody’s dance program is growing, and they have a boys’ program taking off due to a new scholarship fund.