Melissa started dancing at 5678 in 1996 at age 8. She fell in love with dancing and was trained in all genres of dance under owners Tamie and Danette for years to come. In High School, Melissa was involved in her school's dance program, and with her experience and training from 5678, she soon became the Teacher Assistant to her Dance Instructor. She got a spot on the Dance Production Team and began to choreograph for school performances and productions.
Melissa went on to teach dance for MJC’s Community Education Program and also worked with Modesto City Schools to bring dance classes into the after-school programs. She happily joined the 5678 faculty in 2014. Now, after focusing on getting her degree at CSU Stanislaus for a couple years, she is happy to be back teaching at 5678. Watching her 3 girls dance at 5678 makes her so proud.
She is a mom to two girls (Mila & Emmaline) and a bonus mom to a third daughter (Maddie). She is married to her Kindergarten sweetheart Eddie. Melissa enjoys anything Disney, beach trips, crafting, working out, and being with her family.