© 2019 by Melanie Yllanes. 

BIOGRAPHY

Once when I was two years old my mom was playing Barry Manilow on the stereo. I put on her coat and started singing and dancing on the coffee table. I slipped off the table, knocked myself out, onto the tile floor, and stopped breathing. The lack of oxygen to my brain has been blamed for my love of performing and just the kick I needed to jump start my career as an entertainer. 

I am the third child in a family of fifteen kids, which means I am loud and have a deep-seated desire for attention. I will also fight you for my food, I will stab you in the hand with my fork to protect my waffles. Just kidding (but not really). 

In my youth, I was a nationally ranked dog handler, a dedicated martial artist, an avid snowboarder, and a lover of life.

I graduated from Shenandoah University and Conservatory with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.

I now live in New York City and perform and act full time all throughout the country. I spend most of my time creating content for social media, like the 12 song musical comedy album and accompanying music videos or making “Tips From Yo Daddy”, an Instagram show for my brand new baby boy where I give him tips to get through life so that he doesn’t suck later on. 

Follow me on my social media platforms so you can stay up-to-date on the weekly video I am putting out. 

Much love, friends.