Melissa Lineburg, a professional ballet dancer in Washington, DC, is a Master’s of Science: Nutrition student at the University of Bridgeport. She earned her BFA in Dance Performance with a Business Administration minor from Radford University in 2011 and, ever since, is dedicated to supporting the arts, specifically dance and its artists, through her work both on- and off-stage. Melissa currently works and performs with Misako Ballet Company, Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble, Dance Box Theater, Connect the Dots Dance Company, and Agora Dance. Off stage, she entered the arts administration world at Dance/USA and, currently, works for The Washington Ballet. Melissa holds a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher Certification and teaches at boutique fitness studios and for large companies, teaching a variety of clientele. She is driven to working towards helping dance students and professionals manifest the healthiest food- and nutrition-related behaviors to perform at peak levels.