Melissa trained in Boca Raton, Florida at Boca Ballet Theatre with Jane Tyree and Dan Guin and at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts with Jeff Satinoff. She danced with Dayton Ballet II, later joining Nashville Ballet as a trainee. As a soloist with the Charleston Ballet Theatre, Melissa performed principal roles for eight seasons. Now based in Connecticut and New York, Melissa is currently a soloist with Connecticut Ballet and Arch Contemporary Ballet. This is Melissa’s first season with SARAH BERGES DANCE.