ISTD associate teacher, ADAPT certified teacher, ADTA certified teacher
Melanie Beaudet is a certified tap and modern teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) as well as an Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) certified jazz teacher. She is completing her Acrobatique Acro Dance teacher training and is a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance (PAA).
Melanie has been dancing since the age of 5. At 15, she began teaching and choreographing, and at 18 she kicked off her professional dance career. She is currently the studio director of Dans’Atout, a large dance school located in Montreal. Along with having a strong competitive team, Dans’Atout enters students annually in dance exams with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), ISTD and ADAPT.
Melanie has been involved in numerous stage shows as both a dancer and a singer. Additionally, throughout her career she has appeared in various films and television productions with such stars as Bette Midler and Nathan Lane. Melanie has also been privileged with the opportunity of entertaining the Canadian Armed Forces on their tour of Bosnia and Kosovo. She has been throughout Canada cheerleading with the Montreal Alouettes, and her love and commitment to dance has brought her as far as Australia as choreographer for a pop band.
Melanie is trained in classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, voice, and musical theatre. She loves her craft and continues to inspire her students as she guides them towards their dreams.