Melissa Reed (Corps de ballet) originally from Amherst, New Hampshire, Melissa began her early training at Bedford Dance Center and continued at Southern NH Youth Ballet. In 2007, she was invited to attend the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida on full-tuition scholarship, where she studied with Svetlana Osiyeva, Victoria Schneider, and Olivier Pardina. She performed several roles there, her favorite being the principal role in Balanchine's Allegro Brillante. Upon graduating in 2009, Melissa received additional training and performing experience at North Carolina Dance Theatre, as well as Richmond Ballet. She has spent summers at the Harid Conservatory, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Chautauqua, and Richmond Ballet.