Melissa Ruiz was born and raised in Miami, FL where she began dancing at the age of 4 and continued her training in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Modern throughout her school years. Later moving to Orlando, Fl brought her many opportunities in the dance industy performing with many recording artists, Nickelodeon Studios , MTV, McDonalds, Miller Beer and Surf Expo. In addition, she has choreographed for NBA’s Orlando Magic Dancers, Orlando Predators, FSU's Golden Girls along with numerous dance studios and dance teams throughout the country. She has been a dance educator in the dance studio world for the past 19 yrs and continues to teach and choreograph in Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary. Melissa is now a teacher for KAR conventions and is owner of an all Hip Hop dance convention called Underground Dance Xperience in Orlando, Fl.