Born in Baltimore and raised in a small fishing town on the North Carolina coast, Melyssa gravitated to teaching fitness and mobility classes 13 years ago in her freshman year of college at NCSU after years of lifting weights and competitive soccer. Seriously, she's a dinosaur in the movement industry. A very passionate dinosaur.
Always eager to learn new methods and add certifications to her resume, she dabbles in skateboarding, gymnastics and Cross Fit currently. She has also put her movement talents to work as a motion capture actress for video games. And when she's not in a studio or fighting bad guys on set, she works full time in the tech industry and is an avid animal lover and motorhead.