Dance has always been Missy's sanctuary. Though she didn't grow up in a studio she felt a strong connection between movement and music from a very young age. Once the opportunity arose in high school to join the dance team, Missy's passion soared as she danced in countless competitions and state tournaments. She continued dancing through college, taking classes including ballet, jazz and hip hop. Missy graduated in 2004, with honors, from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Elementary Education and took a break from dance and a career to raise her 4 beautiful boys. Over time, she no longer had that sanctuary that dance provided. With the support of a loving husband and fantastic friends, Missy joins MDE for her third season.