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MELANIE WHITEHEAD SMITH

Melanie is a dance artist, actor and model based in London, UK.

 

HER dance training is rooted in Graham, Cunningham, Flying Low, Limon, Ballet and Improvisation. She completed her dance training in June 2020, graduating with a First Class BA (hons) Dance and Choreography degree from Falmouth University. 

MELANIE WORKS ON A RANGE OF DANCE FOR CAMERA PROJECTS - INCLUDING MUSIC VIDEOS FOR EMELI SANDE, BOSTON MANOR AND CARLEEN ANDERSON. SHE HAS ALSO WORKED AS A COMPANY DANCER FOR THE URBAN PLAYGROUND TEAM'S EMERGENT ENSEMBLE AND STREET THEATRE UK.

Alongside her dance training, Melanie enjoys devising and creating theatre. She recently worked with coppice theatre, performed at The National Theatre as part of ‘Connections 2019’ with Hall for Cornwall Youth Theatre and also worked with Kneehigh as a performer in ‘The Illustrated Girl’.

 

Through her theatre practice and dance training, she developed a passion for physical theatre. Melanie spent time shadowing Voxed in 2019 during the creation of their upcoming dance theatre piece. She later went on to participate in Gecko’s professional residency.

 

Her love of cross disciplinary practice extends to photography and film. She has modelled for a range of photography projects INCLUDING: FASHION, COMMERCIAL AND EXPERIMENTAL.

 

Following her graduation, she moved to London to explore, create and perform in artistic disciplines of dance, acting and modelling.