Melanie was born in Windhoek/Namibia and grew up in Germany where trained in RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap and Modern and Jazz dance until completing her education at the London Studio Centre in London/UK as well as at Dance New Amsterdam in New York. She trained under the finest of Jazz Dance Artists like Lynn Simonson and Katiti King in New York City, Dollie Henry, Jacki Mitchell, Milo Miles in London as well as Dick O’Swanborn, Jesse Rijst, Martin Mathias, Artist of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Jorge Vasquez, Roberto Saraceno and many more. Melanie has been working on and off stage for the last 19 years all over the Globe. She is now living on the outskirts of Bamberg, working as a Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher within Germany and Europe. Some theatre credits inclusive played Fräulein Schneider/Kit Kat Girl in CABARET (2017), Ensemble in the musical SPAMALOT (2015), Karrierefrau in HEISSE ZEITEN (18/19).
TV include BBC TV, commercials and dancing in the successful Sky TV production of BABYLON BERLIN. But the stage is her home, a former member of "BOP - BODY OF PEOPLE" Dollie Henry's Jazz Dance Theatre Company based in London, and working as a Dancer/Dance Captain for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for many years, cruising thebworld.
Choreography work includes the Italian Tour of "FLASHDANCE" (2015/2016) and "BEATLES - THE MUSICAL" (2010) for Palketto Stage/Milan , Musical courses and shows like Aida, Chicago, Mary Poppins, West Side Story, Grimm, etc.
Teaching work includes Dance Studios/Schools and Universities in Germany, Theatre Schools and Performing Arts Schools avross Europe as well as teaching workshops in REGENSBURG, , PASSAU, GLADBECK, MÜNCHEN, ERFURT, AUGSBUR, ST JOHANN, COBURG and many more.
2017 she formed her MDance company in Bamberg and 2019 she produced her first production of TAN-GO NIGHTS which is doing a re run in June 2019.
for more info please visit www.mdancecompany.de