Licentiate, Cecchetti Ballet Australia – C.I.C.B; Masters in Primary Teaching, Bachelor of Arts (Major History and English), Cecchetti Advanced 2; Cert IV Dance Teaching and Management
Melody began dancing at the age of 3 at the Heidelberg and District Ballet School. She trained for over 15 years with Miss Lorraine Blackbourn OAM, an original student of Madame Saronova, herself a pupil of Cecchetti and favoured with his personal certificate. Melody is therefore proud to be able to trace the roots of her training back to Maestro Cecchetti himself. Under the guidance of Miss Blackbourn OAM, Melody obtained her Cecchetti Advanced 2, Associate, Associate Diploma and Licentiate teaching qualifications with distinction. Melody is also a holder of the Cert IV in Dance Teaching & Management and has her Masters in Primary Teaching. Melody is passionate about inspiring the next generation to be the best version of themselves, be confident in their own skin and aims to nurture a passion and joy for dance within every student.