Melanie is a choreographer/dancer currently based in Berlin. After graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she travelled to Europe working with a number of choreographers and companies such as Club Guy and Roni (Holland), Tino Seghal (Berlin), Jan Pusch (Hamburg), Kobalt Works (Belgium) and Tanztheater Osnabrueck.
Since 2005 she has been an Artist-in-residence at Dock 11 studios Berlin and has created a number of works collaborating with artists such as musician Chris Clark, video duo Photone and Film makers Eva S.Aridjis and Timo Schierhorn. In 2009 she has taken part in choreographic projects at the Festival Collines, St.Etienne as well as with Antony Hamilton in residence at Radialsystem, Berlin.
She has established a working partnership together with choreographer/visual artist Morgan Belenguer, producing two creations RIDDLE and HELD in which they have developed an ongoing investigation utilising objects, film and architecture in space.
Melanie has most recently completed two research and development projects with Sydney Dance Company members and in Perth with independent artist Paea Leach, as well as creating a new work for the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.