Born in Italy in 1989, Melissa currently works as a performer for Anouk Van Dijk and Falk Richter (Münchner Kammerspiele), Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon (Cie7273) and Peter Svenzon (Art of Spectra).
After graduating in 2011 from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK) winning an award for Outstanding Achievement, she started off her career with the Akram Khan Company (2012), the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Theatre (2013 - 2017) and the Aakash Odedra Company (2016 - 2021).
In addition to her performative path, she also works as Rehearsal Director and Choreographer Assistant and shares her practice internationally.
In the last few years she has engaged with several multi-disciplinary creative partnerships, including choreographer Rosana Ribeiro (Selva) and several other musicians and colleagues.
She is currently based in Berlin.
I firmly believe in the substantial role of movement in everyday life and I am committed to undertake my artistic development starting from the fundamental assumption that dance enables true, unfiltered communication and connection between people.
Col•laboration and trans•action are key elements to my creative and artistic practice that is based on the concept of shared labour, a transformative dynamic which allows the creative process to be contaminated and enriched by the multiplicity of experiences of the parties involved that meet at a crossroad, an open space where diversity is the fundamental tool to facilitate confrontation, growth and action.