Originally from Massachusetts, Melissa has trained her whole life in dance. She has had the
honor of training with Ballet Chelsea, Ballet Austin, the University of Iowa, and Cornish College
of the Arts, where she received her BFA in Dance. She has trained under Wade Madesn, Deb
Wolf, Pat Hon, Michele Miller, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, George De La Peña, Alan Sener and many
other talented professionals.
Melissa has also toured in Africa at the Ouagadougou Dance and Drum festival in Burkina Faso,
Africa where she performed and taught.
She has had the pleasure of performing for Beth Terwilliger, Deb Wolf, Converge Dance
Festival, the Chihuly Garden and Glass, Dance This, Tint, Seattle International Dance Festival,
and Carnegie Hall.
She is currently a company member with PRICEarts N.E.W., Intrepidus Dance, and
Forthun+Rome Dance Theater.