Melissa Murphy has never been able to make up her mind about being an artist or an academic – so she did both. She has danced and trained her body in various ways since she was in high school. She has competed in marathons, triathlons and body building competitions and now pursues partner acrobatics and circus arts. She teaches acroyoga nationally with her partner and coaches fitness locally in San Diego. Melissa also has her doctoral degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and has years of experience coaching and teaching healthy nutrition habits. She strives to bring an academic view to movement arts and a playful perspective to science.


  • Nutrition Coach


  • PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Public Health Education Certificate
  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor