Melissa began working at Dance Connection in September of 2015, but she, and her family, have been a part of the Dance Connection Family for 10 years. Melissa has also been a Social Studies Teacher at the EIMS for 22 years. She earned her B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Hofstra University in 1992, and her M.A. in Special Education from Dowling College in 1994. Two of her three children, as well as her husband Tom, are dancers here at the studio. She is delighted to be a part of the Dance Connection family/staff and is looking forward to helping all of the other dance parents have the very best experience possible for themselves and their children.