Melissa Cooper

Regional Squad Dance Tutor

An experienced secondary school dance teacher and HSC Dance marker, Melissa brings her diverse knowledge and skills to contemporary dance technique classes and choreography. With a passion for ensuring safe dance practice and technique are at the forefront of her teaching practice, Melissa strives to instill an awareness of correct alignment, placement and strong performance quality through the manipulation of the elements of dance in her students. Trained also in Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre and Classical Ballet, Melissa’s choreographic style is lyrical and eclectic, always being inspired by unique and beautiful music. Having choreographed for CaSPA in 2012 (Tell Me A Story) and 2017 (CaSPA Live Student Ensembles), Melissa is proud to be a member of this dynamic group of creative educators.