Melissa has been studying performing arts since the age of 5 at Masquerade, where she achieved Grade 1-8 Individual Acting Solo and Grade 7 Musical Theatre Solo from Trinity College London. She currently forms part of Youth Theatre Masquerade, who put on their first performance Second Person Narrative in November 2019. Melissa also took part in the Junior College Soirée 2020, Cinder. Before these, she performed mostly in school theatre productions such as Scar in Lion King, Monsieur Thénardier in Les Miserables and the Genie in Aladdin. She has also performed multiple roles in different shows as part of her training with Masquerade. Her most recent production, A Christmas Carol, marked her debut at the Manoel Theatre.