Melly Gary-Peterson is from Snohomish, Washington. Her tap training began in 2015 as a freshman at BYU, where she enrolled in as many dance classes as she could. She has since danced with BYU Tap Club, Rhythm Nation Tap Company, and Percussive Footwork Ensemble, where she has been able to train in advanced technique from fellow dancers, learn and perform many exciting numbers, and choreograph tap dances of her own for the stage. She has trained as a teacher under Wendi Isaacson, assisting in teaching her beginning tap classes at BYU. She also teaches tap at Studio 1 Dance Center in Orem, and is looking forward to more teaching and assistant teaching opportunities this coming fall. She also dances with a K-Pop dance company based in Provo. Melly will graduate from BYU this coming December with a B.S. in Elementary Education K-6 and a TESOL K-12 endorsement. Although an introvert and only child, she draws confidence and passion in working with people of all ages. Melly has a cute cat named Totoro and a cute husband named Marshall.