Licensed Zumbatomic™ & Zumba® Instructor
Melissa has been involved in dance her entire life. From the age of three, she participated in jazz, tap and ballet. She graduated from the Rochester School of the Arts, as a Dance major. Melissa danced competitively in Local and Regional Dance competitions in groups and as a soloist, throughout high school. Melissa went on to college and continued to keep dance in her life by teaching younger children at a local dance studio. Melissa took a break from dance to begin a career and family. After settling into her family and work life, Melissa had a desire to get back into dance as well as get into a new fitness routine. Melissa began taking Zumba Fitness® classes at work, and found something to fulfill her need for fitness, as well as dance. Melissa decided she would benefit from becoming licensed as an instructor. She began with Zumba Gold®, for active older adults and Zumbatomics®, for children ages 3-12. She then went on to attend Zumba® Basics 1 and 2 instructor trainings as well. All of this has allowed Melissa to bring dancing and fitness back into her life, and share it with you!