Melissa Mitchell

(ARAD RAD RTS) - Principal - Ballet (RAD), Pre Elite Program, Performance Classical, Modern & Jazz, Ready Set Ballet

Miss Melissa grew up in the beautiful leafy suburb of Bilgola Plateau beginning her dance journey at age 4 with Sydney Festival Dance Academy. The commitment towards her dance and natural ability lead to a move to Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy to pursue her career as a professional dancer. Melissa studied at the world renowned Zurich Ballet School, Switzerland, then travelled countries throughout Europe and USA dancing with Vienna Festival Ballet Company as a professional dancer and soloist.

It was only natural that life after dancing landed Miss Melissa countless roles as a teacher and choreographer, continuing her passion for dance and bringing her much happiness and success.

Miss Melissa’s students achievements have been testament to the hard work and passion she shows for dance. At the helm of DPA for 10 years now, her students sucess is world wide. From Royal Ballet School Summer and autumn intensives, Royal Ballet School Hong Kong, Queensland Ballet School, Australian Ballet ITP Levels 1,2&3, Joffrey Ballet School New York, Alana Haines New Zealand Semi Finalist, Halliday Awards Runner Up and many more.

Eisteddfod results in recent years have had many well respected choreographers commend her on her high levels of energy and imagination.

Looking into the future Miss Melissa is now focusing all the above mentioned knowledge and energy into Dynamite Premiere Academy to develop it as one of Northern Beaches leading dance schools. Miss Melissa intends on maintaining the schools enjoyable and fun loving culture whilst offering the opportunity for dedicated dancers to also one day follow in her footsteps as a professional stage performer.

She is mum to three beautiful children, Arizona, Peyton & Brooklyn.