Melissa began dancing at the age of seven with Ballet as her first foray into the dance world. She has since undergone the Graded Examinations Syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance till Grade 8 and has subsequently continued to pursue other styles of dance such as Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop.
No stranger to the stage, Melissa has performed and created numerous items for films, performances and competitions. She has also worked with and taught children from as young as 2.5 years old, as well as teenagers and young adults, who have had little or no prior dance experience. These opportunities have not only built her dance experience, but have also allowed her to acquire leadership and people skills.
In the competitive arena, Melissa and her team Kosmic Crew clinched the 1st Runner Up position at the All Babes Cineleisure Dance Competitiob 2012. They were also finalists at the Suntec Dance Competition.
An experienced and established instructor, Melissa is the resident choreographer of SUTD’s Dance DerivativeZ. She also teaches NTU Hall 4 and Hall 12, as well as several other schools.
As she continues to grow in her own dance journey, Melissa hopes to be able to reach out and share her passion with fellow and future generations of dancers.