Melissa was born into a creative family that includes musicians, writers, photographers, and entrepreneurs. She was interested in
performance from an early age. At age 4, she would use her school lunchtime to prepare for music class with the Cepeda Brothers - a famous Puerto Rican folk music group -and remembers rushing her mother to school at age 5 for a performance done standing on a chair. She continued to seek out performing roles throughout her school years. She studied music and drama...
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