About Us

Melanie Edmenson Principal Dance Teacher

Melanie is the principal teacher at the Melanie Edmenson School of Dance.

Melanie trained at Pattison Theatre Arts College  in Coventry  for 3 years.

She studied RAD ISTD IDTA  taking Major and teaching exams - in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Theatre Craft , Classical Greek, National Ballroom, Latin and Anatomy.

Melanie took Speech and Drama exams at London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.

At Melanie Edmenson School of Dance we are passionate about dance and our students work extremely hard displaying passion of their own as they grow in confidence and ability.   The underlying principle behind all of our dance training is that it should be enjoyable. We believe that everyone, adult or child, learns much better and much more quickly if they are enjoying what they do!

Dance Teacher Barnard Castle

Melanie Edmenson Principal

"We are extremely proud of the achievements of our past pupils many of whom have gone on to continue with their dance training at vocational colleges and universities."

Melanie Edmenson, Principal.

Laura Simpson

Laura teaches Street Dance and our "Glee" class at the TCR Hub every Saturday morning.

Formerly a student at the Melanie Edmenson School of Dance, Laura returned as a dance teacher upon her return from university.

Laura is a qualified gymnastic coach and is currently studying towards her Associate qualification in Modern Jazz.

Dance Teacher Laura

Laura Simpson Dance Teacher

Lauren Read Dance Teacher

We are very proud of Lauren one of our fantastic dance teachers at the Melanie Edmenson School of Dance. We have known Lauren for many years as she trained with us, moving through all of her RAD ballet gradings and on to her higher grade examinations.

After graduating from York St. John University with a degree in English, Lauren was keen to return to dance and is now working towards her Certificate of Ballet Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance.

Lauren is also a qualified gymnastics coach.

A delightful teacher, Lauren is very popular with her students.

Dance Teacher Lauren

Lauren Read Dance Teacher

Lucy Wittaker

Lucy trained in Manchester taking her RAD higher grade examinations and IDTA modern jazz majors. Lucy also has a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in Dance.  Lucy has a passion and great flair in contemporary and lyrical dance and she gained a triple distinction star at Manchester College Shena Simon Campus.

Lucy is a wonderful addition to the Melanie Edmenson School of Dance team.  We are very lucky to have her.

Lucy Dance Teacher

Lucy Whittaker Dance Teacher

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