Melanie has performed extensively in New Zealand/Aotearoa. She danced for Michael Parmenter, Jeremy Nelson, Shona McCullagh, with Footnote Dance and performs regularly with Jordan and Present Company and The Platform and Trash to Fashion.
Melanie has been teaching dance for ten years and teaches at professional, tertiary, secondary and community levels and has choreographed for Footnote Dance, Auckland Dance Festival and the Wellington Fringe Festival. Melanie graduated with a Diploma of Contemporary Dance from Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts in 1997, is a Creative New Zealand funding recipient and holds a Graduate Diploma of Teaching. Melanie was delighted to be working with Tasdance as Rehearsal Director in 2007 for Mercy: a Dance for the Forgotten.