Melissa trained at the London Studio Centre gaining a B.A Honours in Theatre Dance and her ISTD Teachers Associate Diploma. She danced professionally in musicals including ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Godspel’, ‘South Pacific’, ‘Honk’ and ‘The Wiz’ in the West-End and on tour as well as numerous Pantomimes and Summer Seasons.
She moved to Dublin in 2004 where she started her teaching career at The Dublin School of Dance. She holds the ISTD Licenciate Diploma in Ballet and Modern dance and the ISTD Certificate in Dance Educationn.
Melissa taught the Junior company of The Irish National Youth Ballet from 2005-2011 choreographing ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and ‘The Nutcracker’. She has been a member of staff on the Dance Studies course at Inchicore College since 2006 where she trains students for vocational jazz examinations and is an ISTD Tutor for the DDI and DDE Teaching qualifications in Ballet.
As well as Theatreworx, she currently teaches at The Debbie Allen School of Dance in Dundrum and her own school, Citywest Ballet Studio.