Melissa Briggs grew up on the East Coast where she began her dance training at the age of five with Boston Ballet School and was promoted to their professional track at eight years old. She went on to train at Joffrey Ballet in New York with Liz D’Anna, and attended summer ballet programs at Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
She relocated to California where she completed her training at Westside Ballet School under Yvonne Mounsey and Los Angeles Ballet under Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen. She then began her Trainee program with Joffrey Ballet Chicago and completed it at City Ballet of San Diego. At City Ballet of San Diego she performed works including the Nutcracker, Paquita, Walpurgisnacht and Balanchine Spectacular. After receiving her first Apprenticeship with California Ballet Company in San Diego, she performed in the Nutcracker, The Great Gatsby and Don Quixote. Melissa will graduate with her BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance in May 2020 from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. In addition she completed her Teaching Certification in the summer of 2019 from The Royal Academy of Dance London, which she will receive her official certification in May 2020. Melissa Briggs, while attending the Boston Conservatory at Berklee has performed works by choreographers such as Jennifer Archibald, Gianni DiMarco, Juel D. Lane, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Daniel Pelzig, Otis Sallid and Adriana Suarez.