My aim is to give every person I teach the opportunity for growth strength and self confidence. I am very passionate about sharing and exchanging the knowledge and skills I have gathered through all my experiences, with others who have an interest and are keen to learn. When teaching I like to address the human being first and foremost, then the dancer, and then the career/industry. I create a fun, enjoyable but disciplined space for my students to train, create, and play within, and I will always keep a good energy and vibe throughout.
I am a professional performing artist, choreographer, and dance/fitness teacher. I have 7+ years of experience teaching all ages from kids to adults at all levels/abilities. I specialise in Hip-hop/Street dance styles but also teach contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, and fitness. I trained in musical theatre and dance at The Brit School, Urdang Academy and Bodywork Dance Studio Cambridge. I have also worked professionally both in the UK and internationally as a performer in theatre, film, and tv.
Before your first lesson we will discuss your dance experience up to date, create a structure for your lessons tailored to you based on your ability, aims/goals.
Dance lesson plan
-dance style knowledge, foundations/grooves and technique
-breaking down moves/steps with isolations/rhythms
-creating combinations of moves/steps
-learning choreographed routines based on the style of dance/dance level
-freestyle, improvisation inc movement, grooves and vibes
-end of session reflection/evaluation
Melissa trained in London,UK at The BRIT School, Urdang Academy and later went on to train at Bodywork Dance Studios having been awarded a full scholarship. Her credits include:
East Wall (Hofesh/Tower of London), Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing (Robby Graham/GDIF), Breakin Convention (Sadler’s Wells), Gareth Pugh S/S18 (Wayne McGregor), Art on the Underground (TFL), NIKE, Ray Blk, Face of Move It 2018 (Excel London), Louise Gray S/S19, Lucozade, Lezarts Urbains (Des Beaux Arts Brussels); Les Alliances Urbaines (Theatre Victor Hugo; Paris), Spin Off (Melkweg, Amsterdam), ICON (Stratford Circus), Rasta Mouse (CBBC), Disneyland Paris, Peter Pan (SM Cebu), All Stars (Vertigo Films).
Dance Teacher, Choreographer
2018-present | One Youth Dance | The Place London
2018 | LAGAD | Ark Academy London
2018 | OYD Summer School | Hoxton Hall London
2018 | Education First Camp | Clare College Cambridge
2018 | Base Dance Studio | Base Dance Studios London
2018 | East Wall | The Tower of London
2018 | Move It 2018| Excel London
2016-2018 | Bodywork Dance Studios
2016-2017 | Relentless | The Clayton Hotel
2012-2017 | El-Shaddai Dance | The Hippodrome
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