Melissa began dancing at age 4 at The Dance Shoppe in Plymouth, MN. She trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe and Lyrical for 22 years. Melissa competed both locally and nationally for 12 years, and was a part of a number of award winning numbers. She has trained with Desiree Robbins, Gregg Russell, Ray Leeper, Doug Caldwell, Chris Moss and Wade Robson to name a few. Melissa also performed in the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXVI. Melissa has taught a wide range of ages and dance styles. Melissa's students have won a number of Overalls and Judge Choice Awards.
Melissa's greatest love is to perform and teach others. She takes pride in watching her dancers grow to to achieve their highest goal and potential. She helps the achieve their goals to be a strong and more confident dancer. She was a part of a local group of ladies around the Twin Cities for 7 season performing during the holiday season at the local malls and nursing homes sharing her love of dance with so many during the holiday season. Melissa also takes classes to continue her dance education.