Chelsea started dancing at a young age with the Jane Stanley School of Dance. She trained in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern Expressive, Musical Theatre and Tap.
She participated in Master classes with Kim Traynor, Jane Beckett, Tanya Pearson, Vicky Attard and many more.
Showcasing her talent for dance, Chelsea has won and placed in many competitions in Ballet and Contemporary, and danced in many showcases such as Manly Arts Festival, Australian Dance Awards, corporate shows and local productions.
Chelsea started teaching early, inspiring young students with her love and passion for choreography. She established dance classes at Bathurst Public School, where they now hold dance groups from Kindergarten to Year 6. Under Chelsea's guidance, Stage 3 have performed in the School Spectacular for the past four years.
Contemporary choreography remains very close to Chelsea's heart, and this is proven through the many choreography awards she has won over the years, along with the students that continue to benefit from her advanced skills.
As the new Principal at Burns Bay Dance Studios, Chelsea is very keen to build the school into a successful venue for developing the performance skills of this generation of dancers.
Melissa started dancing early in her life with the Jane Stanley School of Dance in Dee Why, before moving to the United States in 2001. There she continued her training in Ballet, Lyrical, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz and Tap while competing at dance competitions around the north-east United States and performing in various dance company showcases and events in venues such as Disney World, Disney Land and Off-Broadway in NYC. Most recently, while studying at ACPE, Melissa performed with the ACPE Dance Company and worked with local choreographers including Jess Taylor, John Bancan, Elizabeth Ryan and Tanya Voges.
Melissa recently earned a Bachelor of Dance Education with Outstanding Academic Achievement from the Australian College of Physical Education. She is a qualified teacher with the NSW DEC specialising in Dance and PDHPE. Melissa is also certified in First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Emergency Care.
Miss Mel loves sharing her knowledge and experience with the beautiful Burns Bay dancers, helping them to develop their dance technique, confidence and love of dance!