Melony was a creative child, always singing and dancing around the house but too shy to attend dance classes. At the age of 13 she finally got the courage and joined her local dance school “The Dance Department” in Sydney. Performing and being surrounded by nurturing and experienced teachers soon helped bring Melony out of her shell. She was accepted into the performance show group and was mentored and taught by singing legend and Australian icon, Little Pattie.
At 15, she joined a ‘girl group’ and was lucky enough to perform at some amazing venues around Sydney and even have some original songs played on the radio.
Melony was also heavily involved in performing arts at her high school, participating in events such as Rock Eisteddfod, State dance ensemble and the Sydney 2000 Olympic games opening ceremony. Melony completed her higher school certificate (HSC) in 2002 and finished in the top 5% of the state in dance and drama.
Wanting to further her training and education in performance, she auditioned at Sydney’s highly renowned Brent St School of performing arts and completed the full time Certificate IV in Performing Arts. Melony was lucky enough to be taught by some of the best teachers and performers the industry had to offer, including Kelley Abbey, Jason Coleman and John Noble. Whilst at Brent Street her most memorable highlights include performing at the launch of “Hair the musical” and performing alongside Kelly Clarkson at the 2003 NRL Grand Final.
In 2004 Melony embarked on a career as a singer/dancer onboard cruise ships for P&O and Thomson Cruises. She continued her life on the high seas for 6 years performing in Broadway style production shows. Entertaining while travelling the world was a perfect match for her! In her last few contracts onboard she was given the position of Dance Captain. This allowed her experience to grow exponentially and cemented her love for choreography and direction. Having this responsibility made Melony realize that performing was so much more than just the steps. It’s all about connection with yourself, fellow performers and the audience. She believes that performing can take you to another place, the energy and thrill is like no other.
In 2010, Melony and her now husband Mark left their life at sea and moved to Adelaide, Australia, where they began a career in fitness. Melony is now a certified Personal trainer, Pilates and Yoga Instructor but her love for performing and directing remains. Melony and Mark have continued to write and perform in their own production shows and are very excited about sharing their knowledge, experience and passion for the arts with the opening of Fame Train.
Melony can’t wait to share the joy of self-expression with others and looks forward to bringing out the inner performer in you, no matter how young or old you may be!