Melissa trained throughout her youth within the United States at Joffrey New York, SAB, Ballet Met, and the Cecchetti Council of America. She was Company Apprentice of Webster Dance Theater in 1993 & 1994. Melissa was cast as Ghost of Christmas Past dancer & Ballerina Bear in Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular, 1994 & 1995. Alongside her professional carrier, she performed as character, Mary Poppins, in 1995 at Walt Disney Magic Moment’s Pocahontas Live Premier. In 1998 & 1999 she performed professionally as a company member of Atrek Modern Dance Company. In 1999, 2005 & 2008 she performed with The Dance Co. of St. Charles.
Melissa now resides in the Central Florida area, with a certified teaching degree by Dance Masters of America. She has been teaching and sharing her passion for dance for over 25 years, through ballet, pointe, jazz, tap and acrobatics.