Melissa makes her debut with Pacific Opera Victoria as choreographer for POV's 2017 production of Janáček's Jenůfa.
As an actor, director, and choreographer, Melissa has worked with such companies as The Arts Club, Carousel Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Western Canada Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Chemainus Theatre Festival, and Pacific Theatre. She recently adapted and directed The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for CTF, and will be directing A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline here in Victoria.
Melissa holds a Master's Degree in Theatre from Southern Oregon University, and recently studied with the Saratoga International Theater Institute in NYC.
Her choreography has been nominated for 6 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.