Via - The Performing Artist

Via's career as a performing artist started at the young age of 3. It began with her attending Fancy Feet Dance Studio’s in the Bronx, NY where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe and gymnastics for 13 years. Her singing career started at age 6 at St. Benedict’s singing in her church Choir, which was soon followed by private voice lessons at The Bronx House.  The repertoire she studied there ranged from pop ballads to musical theater and Opera. She participated in every opportunity to be on stage from Grammar through High School performing in talent shows, plays and vocal choral groups. Not only was she performing, but she also choreographed shows for Salesian High School in New Rochelle, NY. Then, when old enough to teach, she worked as a dance teacher at Fancy Feet.
Melissa also attended CAP21, a musical theater conservatory at NYU. There, half of her training was dedicated to 15 hours of dance class per week including ballet, tap and theater jazz. The other half included vocal technique and acting. She hit the recording studios at age 21 when working with local producer Domenick Filopei (FILO &PERI) and songwriter Craig Mauro to record their song “Forever.” Shortly after, she produced her first music video to match her breakthrough song.
Her performance tools enhanced in her 20’s when she took up

voice-over lessons and began fashion and fitness modeling.

At age 29, she recorded another song “Move My Body” that is available on iTunes and Beatport.

ENTERTAINMENT RESUME

Tell Me How, Music Video / lead role Mermaid - Actress / dancer (2013)

Let It Snow, Stage 72 NYC Singer (2012)
 

Move My Body Performance, Sea NYC / Singer / Dancer (2012)
 

Move My Body by DJ Uch Feat. Via Melissa - Singer / Songwriter (2012)
 

Dr. Oz – Nutrition Chef / Spokesperson (2012)
 

Dr. Oz – Spray Wash for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables / Segment Assistant (2010)
 

EastVille Comedy Club The Power Hour / Stand Up Comedy Skit (2010)
 

NYC CCFA Walk for Crohns & Colitis Zumba With Via Melissa / Dancer (2010)
 

Model: Wicked T-shirts Line / Fashion Runway Model (2009)
 

Model: Designer Coco Redfield Fall Fashion Line / Fashion Model (2009)
 

Video: Blind Dog Ballet’s Prelude to Genesis / Dancer (2006)
 

Video:  MTV’s True Life I’m a Clubber / Dancer (2005)
 

Video:  Ultra Music Festival Out-takes / Dancer (2004)
 

Video: 3 Speaker High’s Have a Good Time / Dancer (2004)
 

Miller Lite / Promotional Model (2002-2004)
 

Bacardi Rum Event at the Miami Winter Music Conference / Promotional Dancer(2003)
 

Forever by Craig Mauro and Domenick Filopei / Singer (2003)
 

MTV New Year’s Eve Special / Extra (2000)
 

MTV Say What? Karaoke / Singer (1999)
 

MTV segment with Laura Lipshitz Baby Got Back / Singer (1999)
 

Solo: Carnival Cruise Talent Show Power of Love / Singer (1999)
 

The Audition Lehman High School / Writer / Singer / Choreographer (1999)
 

MTV Where’s Jesse? / Promo commercial (1998)
 

Solo: The Bronx House Cari Mio Ben / Singer (1998)
 

Solo: The Bronx House It’s a Perfect Relationship / Singer (1998)
 

Broadway to You and Disney Too! Salesian HS / Singer / dancer / choreographer (1997)
 

Burt Bacharach Tribute Lehman HS / Chorus (1998)
 

Waiting Til Dark Salesian High School / cop (1998)
 

Solo: My Heart Will Go On Lehman HS / Singer (1998)
 

Fiddler on the Roof  Lehman HS / Grandmother Tzietel (1998)
 

Summer of Sam / Extra (1997)
 

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Lehman HS / Chorus (1996)
 

Fancy Feet Dance Studios Annual Recital / Dancer (1985-1998)
 

NY Botanical Gardens Choral Show / Singer (1991)
 

St. Benedict’s Holiday Church Performance / Singer (1989-1994)
 

Ft. Schuyler Nursing Home Holiday Show / Singer (1989)
 

St. Benedict’s Talent Show / Singer / Dancer (1987-1993)