Melissa Meli (Hero) - Melissa is thrilled to be making her debut with Black Henna. Past credits include Beauty in Beauty and the Beast (American Family Theater), Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Queens Garden Stage, now known as Jackson Rep), Iris in The Tempest (Yonkers Shakespeare Project), Miranda in Tempest Toss’d Fools (Millenium Talent Group) and Bushy/Groom in an all-female production of Richard II (NYU, Tisch School of the Arts). She also starred in the short film “Snooze”, which was screened in the Silk City Flick Fest in October 2009. Melissa graduated from New York University with a BFA in Theatre. Melissa’s website,, is currently under construction, but will be up and running soon.