Melisa Guilliams (she/her) is from Seattle, Washington. She studied at the International Ballet Academy, Souterre Ballet, Evergreen City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet and attended summer courses at Houston Ballet, Juilliard, Miami City Ballet, Arts Umbrella, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2021 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2022.
While a student at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Melisa performed in Company productions of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and Kent Stowell’s Cinderella. She performed roles in PNB School performances of Twyla Tharp’s Spring Fling (Raymonda), Bruce Wells’s Pinocchio, and in works for PNB’s NEXT STEP in 2020 and 2021. She performed in Dylan Wald’s Unprecedented Serenade for Professional Division students in 2021.