Teachers

 


 

Melissa Langford - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Singing, Music

 

Miss Melissa’s love of dance began at age 3 when she was enrolled in her first Ballet class, since then she has trained extensively in other styles such as Jazz (ATOD syllabus) Ballet (Cecchetti syllabus) Contemporary, Tap and Musical Theatre.

 

Originally from Ballarat Melissa completed her Certificate III in Community Recreation (Dance, Drama and Music Teaching) whilst performing in productions such as ‘Seussical’, ‘Annie’ and ‘The Sound of Music’. Since then Melissa has partaken in many competitions across Victoria and was lucky enough to be selected to sing the national anthem at the Victorian Total Girl soccer tournament in 2012.

 

At the beginning of 2013 Melissa relocated to Melbourne after travelling around Europe and America to begin her Bachelor of Arts (Dance) at Deakin University, which she feels incredibly privileged to of completed as she gets to work with acclaimed choreographers that have performed with companies such as the Australian Ballet and Chunky Move.

 

Melissa is now in her 6th year of teaching and there is nothing else she would rather be doing as she gets to share her passion and watch children’s confidence grow.

 

 


 

Vanessa Nicolas - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop

 

Vanessa began dancing at the age of 7 training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap. She undertook classes at Dance Factory under the direction of Dulcie Lee and at the Ministry of Dance with Kelly Aykers.

 

Vanessa then furthered her dance training by completing a Certificate IV in Dance Performance and a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management at Box Hill Tafe. Vanessa also completed a year of full time dance at the renowned institute Patrick Studios Australia working under such choreographers as Todd Patrick and Amanda Stone.

Vanessa is passionate about both teaching and performing and has performed professionally at a number of corporate events around Melbourne such as TVC -The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Fashion Connect, Crown Casino and The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

 

Vanessa loves teaching and sharing her passion for dance by providing a fun, safe and nurturing environment for all her students.

 

 


 

Danielle Macaulay - Ballet, Jazz, Tap

 

Miss Danielle is a past student of Michelle’s and is currently our assistant teacher whilst she completes her VCE.  She started dancing at age 3 and has trained and successfully completed her exams in Classical Ballet, Jazz and Tap getting high grades in all styles. 

 

She has a wonderful way with the younger students and they all love having her in their classes.