Melissa Sumner

Education Registrar & Onsite Class Manager

Melissa Sumner works as the Registrar and Onsite Class Manager for the Education & Community Engagement Department at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dance and Community Arts from the University of Oregon and received her Master’s in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management from Colorado State University. Prior to her move to Colorado in 2015 she lived in Northern California teaching dance and working with dance artists such as Heidi Duckler, Joe Goode, Kathleen Hermesdorf and more. As an education administrator and arts leader she has previously worked with Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Northwest in Portland, OR, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, CA, and the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. Melissa believes arts education can make a lifelong impact and she loves being a part of our students’ journeys at DCPA.