Melissa began dancing at the age of 3. She has trained and competed in many styles of dance with tap being her favorite. Melissa was a member of the National Competition team at Michelle Ferraro's Dance USA. While competing she had the experience of taking class from Jason Janas, Nick Dinicoangelo, and Mike Minery. She is going into her eleventh year of teaching. Along with teaching recreational students Melissa also teaches and choreographs tap for many National and Regional Competition teams where her dances have won numerous choreography, entertainment, high score and title awards. She loves teaching children and enjoys being able to pass on her love of dance to her students.