Melissa has been at In Sync since 2019 and is excited for another season! Melissa holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and a BS in Exercise Science from Simmons University. Melissa is currently a PT in Early Intervention. Melissa is a Certified Laban Bartenieff Movement Analyst through Integrated Movement Studies and is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association. Melissa currently dances in collaboration with Boston based artist Catherine Siller on work surrounding gender identity. In the past, Melissa has danced and choreographed with Project 31 Dance Company, fulfilled an apprenticeship with KAIROS Dance Theater, and performed alongside the Bill Evans Company. Melissa also teaches with the Colleges of the Fenway Dance Project. As an educator, Melissa enjoys spreading the joy and comfort dance provides while promoting critical thinking, somatic experiences, diverse learning opportunities, and accessibility for all dancers.