M & M American Dance

New York

NY Times

“…lively…acrobatic…elegant…an evening of fun…skillful craftsmanship.”


Kunst Paper

“Impressive … phenomenal … Broadway-like production … enormous professionalism … flawless and brilliant …”

Las Vegas

Review Journal

It was unusual to find a pair of performers who can carry with equal grace dance, song and acting. …top notch entertainment … genuine romance….

About Us

Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson

M&M American Dance Theatre

Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson, affectionately known as M&M, are a husband and wife song and dance team from New York City. In a collaboration spanning more than 30 years, Jackson’s and Kessler’s love and charismatic, critically acclaimed performances ignited a career together directing, choreographing, writing, producing, and performing internationally from ballet to Broadway to the Las Vegas Strip, to theatres and opera houses worldwide. Melinda is proud to be the great-granddaughter of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Bully! Michael is proud to be the great-grandson of Russian Cantor Yacov Sanzofsky. Shalom!


They are incredible teachers and are very generous with their time, always offering assistance to each individual's well being, often putting other's needs in front of their own.
M&M were inspiring to and well liked by our dancers and students. Their joyful and encouraging style was also well liked by the audience at both presentations I had the pleasure of witnessing.
Together they are fire and ice, beauty and the beast, mom and pop, athlete and diva, Ram and Shiva, George and Gracie, Fred and Ginger, Oh, I can go on and on. You get my point.

M&M Body Shoppe

They tour internationally teaching workshops and master classes in Classical Jazz, Ballet, Theatre Dance, Musical Theatre, The Art of Partnering, Pilates, Yoga, Zena Rommett Floor Barre®, Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis® and their own unique M&M Body Shoppe Functional Core Training.