Melissa graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Finance. While in college, she studied abroad at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, which is where her passion for fitness, health, and wellness was discovered.

She started taking barre classes while living in Charlotte, NC and upon moving back to the Philadelphia area fell in love with the Barre Focus Fitness method.

Melissa recently completed her BFF intensive barre training and is so excited to begin teaching classes. A cheerleader her whole life, Melissa brings passion, enthusiasm, and a zest for life to her BFF classes and hopes to inspire her students to feel strong and confident about themselves while having fun and changing their bodies.