Melissa is a native of Michigan and recently moved to Denver in August. She graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, with a BS in Elementary Education, with a minor in Dance. Melissa has over 30 years of dance experience in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and lyrical. She was a member of the Fairlane Ballet Company and Wayne State Modern Dance Company. Melissa danced professionally for the Detroit Piston’s NBA Dance Team Automotion for three years and was a consultant and choreographer for the Toronto Raptors NBA Dance Pak.
In 2010 she became licensed in Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning and Zumba Kids. Zumba opened the door for her next passion, teaching group fitness. In 2012, Melissa became AFAA group fitness certified. She has taught in the studio and fitness club setting. Melissa enjoys teaching all formats of cardio dance style classes. In 2013 Melissa was introduced to Barre’. Having studied at various Barre’ studios in California she became certified in Le Barre and Barre Above. Melissa loves the combination of strength and flexibility training with ballet exercises to give her students amazingly sculpted results.
Melissa is excited to join the Ballet Physique team of instructors and is looking forward to sharing her passion for fitness and dance with the members.
Outside the studio Melissa enjoys spending time with her kids Dante’ & Mia and husband Micah.