Melissa has had a passion for the arts for as long as she can remember. She holds a BA in dance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and made the transition to acting after moving to Chicago. Having trained extensively in the Meisner Technique at Act One Studios, Melissa has been a part of numerous independent films. Summer of 2012 she was on screen in "Number One Special", a comedic short that won fan favorite in the 24 hour Chicago Film Race. On stage, Melissa was last seen in the Jeff recommended Chicago premiere of Elling at Redtwist Theatre. Melissa is represented by Karen Stavins Enterprises and Ambassador Talent.