Melissa is a professional actress and teaching artist from the New York Metro area. She has worked at Manhattan Theater Club (MTC), in their Education Department for more than 17 years. There, she worked with high school students, connecting them to the understanding and experience of live theater. In addition she worked with NYU’s Dramatic Writing Department and with the American Slavery project, a theatrical response to slavery in New York City. Off-Broadway: Death of the Liberal Class (The New Ohio Theater), Playboy of the West Indies, and Babes in Boyland (Lincoln Center Theater) and This by Melissa James Gibson at the Shaker Bridge Theater in New Hampshire. Film and T.V. credits: Hungry, We Became the Enemy, Law and Order: SVU, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Sesame Street. Proud member of CAE, AEA & SAG-AFTRA.