Originally from Calgary Alberta, where she completed a BA in dance, Melina Stinson is a contemporary dance artist now based in Montreal. After graduating from LADMMI l’ecole de danse contemporaine in May 2009, she has worked professionally with such companies as: Manon Fait de la Danse, Human Playground, Inertia Productions and most recently, Carré des Lombes. In 2008 Stinson cofounded AléAcréation, a contemporary dance company geared towards collaborative projects that bring together emerging and experienced artists. Stinson is also passionate about creating her own choreography and often works in collaboration with musicians. She has shown work at several choreographic events and festivals in both Montreal and Winnipeg.