Melissa Coleman Sperber, a Florida native, began dancing after an eight-year competitive gymnastics career. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Florida (UF). She has performed professionally with the Neta Dance Company (NYC) and ClancyWorks Dance Company (Washington, DC) in such venues as the Kennedy Center, New York Live Arts, 92nd Street Y, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Baltimore Theatre Project, Sarasota Opera House, and Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX. Melissa was a company member with Sarasota Contemporary Dance from 2013 until 2020 and also served as the company’s General Manager. Melissa is a registered yoga instructor (RYT200) and most recently completed her MBA degree from the University of Florida.