Deneen Melody (born June 12, 1984 ) began her career as a ballerina, training and performing in the Houston area at the age of 14. Her talents provided her with the opportunity to dance in venues outside Texas as well, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Deneen started to focus more on film after a foot injury caused her to step back from ballet. Her projects consist of lead roles in the micro-budget anthology "III Slices of Life", "As Night Falls", and the dramatic short "Crestfallen", which has gained her multiple positive reviews. Deneen has been nominated for several awards for her work including Best Supporting Actress for "III Slices of Life" at the Dark Carnival Film Festival and Best Rising Actress for the same role at the 2011 Golden Cob Awards. Aside from her nominations, Deneen was voted Best Lead Actress during the online 2011 D'Ment'D Cinema Choice Awards, and was named Best Actress 2011 for her role of Lo in "Crestfallen" and Best Supporting Actress 2010 for her role in "Song of the Shattered" at Nerd Remix. In 2012, Placevine Studios included Deneen in their list of Top Ten Emerging Web Series Stars for her work as Hecate-Freya in "Western X".