Hometown: Los Alamitos, CA
Dance Specialty: Ballet
Currently Resides: Los Alamitos, CA
Melissa has been dancing for most of her life. She has danced with the Milwaukee Ballet Company, LA Opera, Long Beach Ballet and Helios Dance Theater. A highlight for Melissa was performing “Le Coeur Illumine” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Melissa is a ballerina from Los Alamitos, California. She is the oldest finalist at the age of twenty-nine. Her partner is contemporary dancer Ade Obayomi. She has gained the nicknames the "Naughty Ballerina" and the "Buff Ballerina". She currently teaches pilates, as stated in one of her videos on the show. She was eliminated in week 8 along with her former partner Ade Obayomi. Melissa was probably known most for her combat jazz piece with Ade, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.
|Season 5 Contestants|
Ade Obayomi · Ashley Valerio · Asuka Kondoh · Brandon Bryant · Caitlin Kinney · Evan Kasprzak · Janette Manrara · Jason Glover · Jeanine Mason · Jonathan Platero · Karla Garcia · Kayla Radomski · Kupono Aweau · Max Kapitannikov · Melissa Sandvig · Paris Torres · Phillip Chbeeb · Randi Evans · Tony Bellissimo · Vitolio Jeune