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TEACHER

SILLY SLITHERIN (MISS MEL)

I have worked with Miss Jess for many years and we are a great team! Coming from a ballet background, my teaching style has a lot of emphasis on classical lines. This helps even in a circus class as it helps you look even prettier as you execute difficult moves.

BIOGRAPHY

Melanie trained from a young age at the Old Bakehouse Dance Studios continuing her training at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts on a Music and Ballet Scheme Scholarship, graduating in July 2007 with distinction.

Credits include: Stabat Mater, Linbury Theatre Covent Garden, English Bach Festival Trust, Vienna Festival Ballet Principal Ballerina in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia and Cinderella. Playing Clara and The Sugar Plum Fairy in the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, LFO by James Loffler at The Place, London, performing as a stilt walker, contortionist acrobat and ballerina for Divine Company at events all over the world including the Mother of the Nation Festival – Abu Dhabi, International Airshow – Bahrain, Airbus Launch – Toulouse, Private Wedding – Naples, Presidents Palace – Prague and in Cairo as well as many, many more!

Media Credits include being ask to work with Robert Cohan on a contemporary DVD and playing the body double dancing the role of Dying Swan in the film “Godforsaken”, also appearing alongside Miss Jess and Miss Em-J on the Lord Mayors Parade aired on the BBC.

Melanie is the Principle of Kent Youth Dance Company and has choreographed many pieces and performed principle roles for the company. She now teaches at The Arts, Education School Tring, so we are very lucky to have her as part of the team!

Mel is highly skilled, very dynamic and an excellent teacher. The children attending Showkids Circus will love their contortion, acrobatic and hula hooping classes with her!

Mel Teaches

SILLY SLITHERIN

DANCE

Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Swing, Burlesque.

AERIAL/HOOP/SILK

Qualified rigger and instructor, as well as offering mobile rigs.

FIRE PERFORMER

Bespoke costumes and equipment, Insured up to £10M.

STILT-WALKER

Skilled on both Peg-Stilts and Foot-Stilts, with the ability to dance and engage while on stilts.

GOAL
QUALIFICATIONS
AWARDS

WHAT'S YOUR CIRCUS NAME AND WHY? 

Magical Mel- ............

WHAT CLASSES DO YOU TEACH AT SHOWTIME CIRCUS?

Juggling balls and scarves, Diabolo, Devil sticks, poi, ribbon, Hoop

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT CIRCUS? 

Having Fun!

WHERE DID YOU TRAIN?

Self-taught

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST FUN PERFORMING JOB?

All parties are Fun! When surprise stars arrive your not expecting...

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

Bunnies, Budgies, crested Gecko

 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE FLAVOUR DONUT?

Jam

 

WHAT FLAVOUR ICE CREAM IS YOUR FAVOURITE?

Strawberry

 

CAN YOU TOUCH YOUR NOSE WITH YOUR TONGUE?

No!

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