Miss Melanie Harriman
Teaches Contemporary & Jazz at advanced levels, Flexibility and Conditioning and competition solo routines.
Melanie Ann Harriman: Melanie holds a Cert IV in Performing Arts from Brent St Studios and obtained her HSC from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. Melanie is professionally trained in all dance styles and is also a highly skilled acrobat. Melanie has an abundance of industry experience; some of her career highlights including many music videos, television commercials, corporate events and various shows taking her all over the world. Some of these include All Saints, Dance Academy, So You Think You Can Dance, Barney & Friends, Bonds, Sony, Telstra, Sesame Street, New Idea and McDonald’s. Melanie was also selected to perform with Armin Van Buuren in his Armin Only Concert. Melanie is one of the few people to have successfully attained top 40 status for the TV series “So You Think You Can Dance” 2009 & 2010 seasons. This success resulted in being selected to assist with choreography with the talented choreographers The Squared Division. Melanie is also a highly skilled and decorated sport and fitness aerobic champion having competed at State, National and World level competitions representing Australia and winning several state and national titles. Melanie has also completed and maintains her Cert III and IV in Fitness from the Fitness Institute of Australia (FIA) as well as a wide variety of professional fitness accreditations. This has added an additional dimension to Melanie’s teaching and coaching skills and cements her reputation as one of the country’s fittest women. Her fitness and athletic dance ability and physique contribute that extra element to inspire and motivate her students and clients. She is a great educator and mentor to her students in regard to health and fitness, enabling many of her students to reach new performance levels, superior dynamic skills and achieve their goals. Melanie’s versatility and experience allows her to seamlessly move from running a boot camp to choreographing an award-winning lyrical routine to running a Tapatak Oz workshop.
Melanie has been teaching and choreographing for the past 15 years at various dance schools, primary and high schools around Sydney. During this time Melanie has been responsible for choreographing competitive and award winning routines. She is always striving to encourage all levels, nurturing and developing the elite dancer as well as the recreational dancer of any age. She is known for her extraordinary preparation for all classes and choreography and can be counted on to produce quality education and innovative routines always. She loves inspiring her students by sharing her creativity and passion for dance and, by giving them the opportunity to be the best they can be, helping them work hard towards their goals and enjoy the rewards that come from achievement.
In 2018, Melanie hopes to build on her previous success by broadening her reach and working with a greater network of collaborators and students. She will also continue to commit to professional development and improving on her already impressive dance and fitness achievements.