Melissa has been rocking out her whole life and took it to the streets with Lindy Hop in 2009. Dancing socially and competitively, her fire was lit and found herself traveling frequently for dance. Melissa was tutoring math by day and teaching dance lessons by night. She performed with friends’ fire troupe Scintillation and traveled the festival circuit where she met the M4 crew. Melissa actually learned to juggle while stilt walking. Circus arts are about more than just juggling and plate spinning to Melissa, they’re about providing a constructive outlet for kid’s creativity and expression. She has been with the project since January 2013 and truly loves Joy Now!