Melissa started as a dancer in her hometown of St. Louis, MO and her love of the arts and the stage led her to acting.  As an actor in St. Louis, Melissa was fortunate to be a part of many wonderful productions, such as To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella) and Proof (Catherine). 

Melissa relocated to Chicago to continue studying acting and trained with Victory Gardens Theater and The Acting Studio Chicago.   

Melissa relocated to Los Angeles in 2010.  She is a graduate of the conservatory program at Second City Hollywood and works as a choreographer as well an actress and director in theater and independent film.