Melissa began dancing professionally after graduating with honors from the University of Michigan, where she studied dance and psychology. While at school, she appeared in works by Alexander Beller and Alonzo King. She is a founding member of The Leopold Group and has appeared in many of Leopold’s works as a featured soloist in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. Melissa has appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a part of the spring 2010 production of The Damnation of Faust. She works as a fitness instructor at Exhale Spa and as a pilates instructor around Chicago-land.
My favorite dancing movie: Singin’ in the Rain (more so a musical, but you can’t contest the Gene Kelly dancing!)
My favorite non-dancing movie: very hard to pick one but i’ll go with Finding Neverland
When i’m not dancing i like to: knit, read, do something outside
Something you might not know about me: i love pumpkin pie. I do not love chocolate.