Melissa J. Bauguss (Director) began working with The Magic of Jim Passé in January 1999 as a magician’s assistant and member of the tech crew.  Since then she has filled various roles including dance captain, choreographer, sound technician and presently marketing director and stage director.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Meredith College in 1999 where she studied opera, musical theatre, dance and acting.

Melissa has certifications in several fitness fields including Pilates and personal training as well as a home study nutrition course.  She spends most of her free time studying karate and keeping Sage out of trouble.  Her full time job is a patent paralegal and marketing director for Passé IP where she began working in October of 2008. The 2008 cast members of MOJP lovingly nick-named her “Director-Sound Guy.”

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