Melissa Anderson,

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Melissa is currently studying her Masters at NUI Galway but is a local from Barna and was actually a former StageSchool Ireland student for over six years before joining the teaching team! Melissa teaches dance and assists in three of our Saturday classes and is delighted to be passing on many of the skills she learned during her training. Melissa played a lead role in Fractions, the groundbreaking maths TV film with NUI Galway. An energetic and enthusiastic teacher who adores coming to work on a Saturday with our super mini performers! Melissa has appeared in The Addams Family at The Black Box Theatre as part of the Galway University Music Society and in 2016/17 was the assistant choreographer for gums’ main musical ‘Urinetown’ and a member of the cast. Melissa and a choreographer got an AIMS nomination in the Sullivan section and came runner up for best choreography for Urinetown. She was also co-choreographer for the intervarsities competition held in UCD in March and received a nomination for best choreography there also! Melissa is excited for the year ahead creating brand new choreography with high energy enthusiasm and measurable results!

Stephen Fitzpatrick