Melissa graduated from DeLarue Dance Centre in 2003, completing 16 years of dance. She has been on the staff for fifteen years. Melissa is also a graduate of St. Thomas More where she was a member of the STM Sparkler Dance Team.
Melissa graduated from the University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with an emphasis in dance. While at UL, Melissa was a member of the UL Ragin Jazz Dance Team, attended and performed at the American College Dance Festival in Texas, performed in UL's State of La Danse and An Evening of Dance, and served as choreographer. Melissa also performed several character roles in UL's reconstruction of Mozart's The Magic Flute.
Melissa has been guest choreographer for both Our Lady of Fatima Dancing With the Stars and the Academy of the Sacred Heart the Sacred Heart Way. She has also served as choreographer for the Spring musical at St. Thomas More Catholic High School.
Melissa is a graduate of Dance Masters of America Teacher's Training School in Buffalo, NY and is a member of Dance Masters of America and Louisiana Dance Masters.
Melissa is married to Brennan Castille and has two children Madison and Luke.