Melissa Lucas began dancing in Savannah, GA. Her love of dance began in ballet at the Savannah Dance Theatre. She began Ballroom and Latin dancing in 2008 at Essi's Dance Studio. While attending the performing arts high school, Savannah Arts Academy, she competed in, and won 1st place in several Ballroom and Latin dance competitions in Savannah and Atlanta, GA. She later continued her training at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy in New York City and began her professional career at the Ballet theatre of Maryland in Annapolis, MD. Now as a professional dancer with the US International Ballet, she is happy to perform in Wilmington and share her love of Ballroom and Latin dance with the community at Babs McDance.