Born in Cape Verde, 1985, lives and works in Porto, Portugal.
Melissa Rodrigues completed Postgraduate / Specialization studies in Performance, at the Department of Fine Arts, Universidade do Porto. Earned an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the Department of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Studied Contemporary Dance and Performing Arts at c.e.m. - centro em movimento, Lisbon. Currently works for the Educational Department of Serralves - Museum of Contemporary Art, A Oficina - Educação e Mediação Cultural (Guimarães), Espaço SP620 - Salut au Monde! and collaborates with several interdisciplinary projects that relate to art, experimentation and activism.