Melinda started dancing at the age of 2 and a half. Aged 16, she was accepted by the Urdang Academy in London, on the full time performing arts course, but chose to continue her studies at Durham University, where she gained her degree in “Sport, Health and Exercise”. Melinda holds many coaching awards, including level 1 hockey and is a qualified swimming teacher. She is proficient in good practice, safeguarding and protecting children and is a qualified first aider. She has a vast knowledge of child development and movement and as well as a respected teacher at TP, she also works at Lancaster University Centre for Sport.