Melissa Brenner 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 from PSC. 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 been selected and presented on stages and site-specific locations throughout the U.S. since 2001. When not teaching, Melissa spends summers performing and participating in dance festivals such as Bates Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, La Alternativa and Strictly Seattle. Melissa is currently Adjunct Lecturer in dance at University of Florida , Adjunct Assistant Professor at Santa Fe College, Coordinator of the Young Dancer Workshop of North Central Florida and is Co-Director of Dance Theatre of Santa Fe.