Melissa grew up in McAllen, TX before moving to NYC. She has studied in many great schools such as: Melba Huber School of Dance, Bill Martin Viscount’s Ballet School, The Joffrey School, and Steps. Melissa performed during her career with a variety of companies: Southwest Ballet Co., The Joffrey Ballet School, Disney Tokyo Entertainment, NY Motion, and The Radio City Rockettes for 8 years! She has been teaching all over the world for over 21 years in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, OCU University, New York, and Tokyo. Melissa is an accomplished teacher of ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, precision dance, and gymnastics for ages 9 months to adult.