Melissa has been working in the LA commercial dance industry as a dancer and choreographer for many years now. A former Millennium Dance Complex and Debbie Reynolds instructor, Melissa currently teaches an advanced jazz class at The EDGE in Hollywood. She was also asked to be the new international instructor at Broadway Dance Center Tokyo. Melissa performed on the AMA’S with Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris. Other artists she has danced for include European superstar Little Boots, Lil Mama, Kirk Franklin, TATU, Lil’ Bubba, and Gloria Gaynor. She has danced on the hit TV show 90210, the Latin Grammy’s, Miss USA Pageant, and the MTV Movie Awards. Melissa has also danced for Adidas, PlayStation, Armenian Music Awards, Med Assets, and a USO European Tour for our U.S. Troops. You can also catch her dancing in the new national commercial for Dish Network. Melissa has choreographed an industrial for Ducati, a commercial for Jacuzzi and multiple music videos.
Melissa is a choreographer and former performer of “All Wheel’s Extreme,” a high energy extreme sports show that you may have seen on America’s Got Talent. She is also one of their rehearsal directors. Melissa was dance choreographer for Aerial Ice, who was also showcased on America’s Got Talent. Currently, she is one of the resident choreographers at Knott’s Berry Farm where she choreographed The Haunt stage shows “Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem” part 1 and 2, “Ed Alonzo’s Funhouse”, “The Hanging” and “Bloomination.” Melissa had the opportunity to work with Tyce Diorio preparing choreography for So You Think You Can Dance season 8 top 20 routine.
Melissa has traveled internationally dancing, teaching, and choreographing throughout France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Canada. She is also an instructor on The STREETZ dance convention.