Melissa is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company. She appeared in many early Atlantic productions, including Three Sisters, Boys’ Life, The Girl in Pink, Reckless, and The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year. She is co-author of A Practical Handbook for the Actor. She now lives in Sydney, Australia where she runs the Sydney annex of the Atlantic Acting School, Practical Aesthetics Australia, www.paaustralia.com. She works in the Australian film & television industry as a performance coach/dramaturg and dialect coach.