Melissa Brenner teaches Contemporary Dance Practices, Dance Composition, and Dance Fundamentals at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Melissa studied dance and performance at Arizona State University (MFA), the University of Florida (BFA), Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (HSD), and holds a Pilates Certification. Melissa has had the pleasure of performing the works of Mary Fitzgerald, Karen Schupp, Elizabeth Johnson, Ashleigh Leite, Shapiro and Smith Dance, Kelly Drummond-Cawthon, Elina Mooney, and many others. Her choreography has received awards and has been selected to be presented on stages and site-specific locations throughout the U.S. since 2001. Melissa serves as Coordinator of the Young Dancer Workshop of North Central Florida and is Co-Director of Dance Theatre of Santa Fe.