Melissa started her active involvement in the theatre circle in Hong Kong. After graduating from Chinese University of Hong Kong, with a post-graduate degree in Education, her interest in performing arts led her to Singapore to pursue her training at Intercultural Theatre Institute (former TTRP), an independent theatre school for contemporary artists founded in 2000 by Singapore’s acclaimed theatre practitioners and cultural thought leaders, Kuo Pao Kun (1939 – 2002) and T. Sasitharan.
After her graduation from ITI, she has been active as a teaching artist, performer and director. She was appointed as Director of Education and Outreach in The Theatre Practice from 2012-2016.
Melissa has conducted drama workshops for kindergarten to secondary students, as well as teachers’ training in China, Myanmar, Hong Kong and Singapore. She is also a member of Singapore Drama Educator Association (SDEA).