Louise Mellin

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Louise grew up in Swansea, South Wales, where she attended the Grand Theatre School of Dance from a young age. She was accepted as a Junior Associate of the Royal Ballet and became a member of the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain where she performed all over the country At the age of 16yrs Louise was awarded scholarships for London Studio Centre, Laine Theatre Arts and Arts Educational School, Tring Park.

Louise trained at Arts Educational School for three years, gaining ‘A’ levels, DDI teaching qualifications with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in tap and modern. Louise also obtained a National Certificate in ballet and a National Diploma in dance where she graduated the highest in her year group. Louise was ‘Dance Captain’ whilst at Arts Educational, and was given the opportunity to teach and cover dance classes in her final year. At 21 years of age , Louise set up her own successful dance school 'Mellin Theatre Arts' based in Swansea's Grand Theatre. The school continues to produce many talented youngsters that go on to have a career in dance.

After a back injury at the age of 18yrs Louise was encouraged to take Pilates classes on a daily basis to help with injury prevention and improve dance technique. When returning to Swansea Louise continued to attend her local Pilates classes with ‘Practical Pilates’ which she is delighted to be teaching for.
Louise is very excited to be offering ‘Barre’ workout classes as well as teaching Pilates at Urban Zen.

Rebecca Edwards

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Rebecca started yoga as a way of maintaining her physical training after completing a Masters Degree in Dance Performance in 2015. Since moving to Swansea two years ago she has been teaching contemporary and creative dance to children across Swansea and Gower working for established youth company County Youth Dance Company, setting up her own classes in Reynoldston and delivering workshops to primary schools, colleges and dance schools.

Being used to a full dance schedule whilst training, Rebecca found herself missing her daily physical practice and discovered yoga as a new way to fulfil her need to move on a daily basis. She found the practice gave her an even deeper understanding of the body and alignment which in turn aided in her dance training and teaching.  With a passion for teaching and a new found love of yoga Rebecca decided to complete her 200hr Teacher Training with Jamie Blowers in 2017.

She is keen to share her love for moving by delivering classes that focus on alignment, strength and flexibility in a fun, energetic and accessible way. Rebecca thinks it is important that everyone should be able to reap the physical and mental benefits of yoga and therefore welcomes people of all experience and ability to her classes and ensures everyone walks away with a personal sense of achievement.

Emma Harris

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Emma trained from a young age at the Grand Theatre School of Dance under principal Wendy Weaver and assistant Andrea Jones and later at Mellin Theatre Arts.  Emma was involved in many local pantomimes and also gained her first professional job as a senior dancer for UK Productions at Swansea Grand Theatre.

Emma has choreographed and assisted in many dances for ‘Mellin Theatre Arts’ and has achieved her Advanced 1 Modern and Tap with the ISTD and passed her Grade 8 Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance.

To date Emma has been attending the Bristol College of Dancing where she working towards her ISTD teaching qualification in dance. Recently Emma has qualified as a personal trainer alongside teaching for Mellin Theatre Arts