Melissa is a San Francisco native who is joining UTK for her second year as a MFA Acting Graduate Candidate. She was recently seen on pointe shoes as Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice, Fred’s Wife in A Christmas Carol, Audrey Williams in Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Maureen in Rent and Alice in Closer. She received her Bachelor’s from California State University, Fullerton. She would like to thank her Godparents, family, and professors for all their love and support.