Melissa Reed, from Amherst, New Hampshire, began training at Bedford Dance Center, then attended Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, where she took class with Doug Davis, Patricia Lavoie, and David Sun. She studied at Florida’s Harid Conservatory by invitation and on full scholarship, studying with Svetlana Osiyeva, Victoria Schneider, and Olivier Pardina.
Melissa performed at Charlotte Ballet and Richmond Ballet following her education at Harid. She now teaches part-time for the Boston Ballet School. Melissa performed in her 5th season as a member of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2017, its final season.
Melissa joined SundanceX in the summer of 2016, and performed in Images and Tango de Caprice in Feb. 2017.