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“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~Japanese Proverb

About Me

Having grown up in Austin, TX, the live capital music of the world, Melissa is no stranger to music.


Her performances have brought her to theaters all over the country including Festival 56, Great Plains Theater and Dutch Wonderland. Favorite credits include Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, CB’s Sister in Dog Sees God, Liesl inThe Sound of Music, and Doll Tearsheet in Shakespeare’s Henry IV. Melissa is currently starring as Lacey Leppard in the Off-Broadway musical Piggy Nation at The Snapple Theater in Times Square.


After years of singing and tapping her way through Texas during high school, Melissa attended the University of Central Oklahoma for 2 years then graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University, emphasis in dance.


Now living in Astoria, New York, Melissa keeps her Texas roots planted by working at Hill Country BBQ. She spends her free time singing, Grouponing, exploring New York City and attending live music events.