When embarking on a journey to become an artist – whether it be in music or dance – one thing that is universal throughout any of the arts is competition.

When starting her own dance company, Brampton native Melissa Marie quickly discovered that she was surrounded by dozens of Indo-Canadian dance groups in her city and that they were all pursuing the same dream.

In this #MonsterArtist Development (MAD) video, Melissa Marie shares how she overcame the fear of competition within her community and learned to channel that energy to ensuring her company, Melissa Marie Dance would succeed.