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Melanie Segal

played by Emma Dumont

character

Fun-loving Melanie is one of Fanny’s dancers. She’s high-spirited, bubbly and just loves to have a good time. Melanie is ready for whatever life throws at her!

actor

Entertaining has always been a big part of Emma’s life. She grew up in Seattle and began performing in community theater the age of six. Emma is a trained ballerina who has studied at the Joffrey Ballet School and the American Ballet Theatre School. She also attended Orange County High School of the Arts in the Music and Theater Conservatory (as did co-star Kaitlyn Jenkins).

In addition to playing the fun-loving Melanie on Bunheads, Emma can currently be seen in Nobody Walks alongside Rosemarie Dewitt, John Krasinski, and Olivia Thirlby, which premiered at Sundance. Emma's other credits include LA Film Festival favorite Dear Lemon Lima opposite Melissa Leo, the independent dramedy True Adolescents starring Mark Duplass and Melissa Leo, along with a lead role in Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan's NBC pilot METRO alongside Noah Emmerich and Jimmy Smits.

In addition to acting, Emma enjoys playing the viola, roller derby, and building robots.