Born in Sheffield, Melissa trained at Rambert School graduating in 2018 with a first class BA Honours degree. Melissa then went on to complete her MA degree with London Contemporary Dance School whilst dancing with the Richard Alston Dance Company for their 2018-2019 season.
Melissa has performed on stages both nationally and internationally, performing works by Ashley Page, Theo Clinkard, Sarah Dowling, Dan Wagoner and Asaf Messer. Melissa was also part of a new found collaborative performing company ‘The Henwives Tales’ which merges classical dancers alongside folk musicians, which made its debut performance opening the main stage at the Cambridge Folk Music Festival 2019. Melissa currently works as a freelance performer and dance teacher.