Melissa has over 25 years of experience of performing in local theatre productions.
She has had roles in My Fair Lady, The Mikado, Guys & Dolls, Swan Lake, Giselle, Fractured Fairy Tales, Crazy for You, Stepping Out, Euro-beat, Shout, The Boy from Oz, La Cage aux folles, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, and as pictured, A Chorus Line. She has performed at Festivale with Minx Dance Company, The Show Club, Carols by Candle Light, New Years Eve at Aurora Stadium, the Military Tattoo and many Cabarets, Concerts and Eisteddfods.
Melissa would like to share her knowledge and experience of theatre performance by teaching dancing to children and adults.
Children's classes involve learning three dance disciplines (Tap, Jazz-ballet, and Song & Dance) in the convenience of one class, with a focus on performance development. Melissa ensures that the children are taught in a nurturing and encouraging way. During these classes the children prepare for an end of year performance at the Princess Theatre in November.
Melissa’s adult classes involve teaching Tap and Jazz-ballet to adults from beginners to advanced from ages 16 to 80 years. Dancers learn a new dance each term in preparation our end of year concert at the Princess Theatre or just for fun. In the jazz classes we learn different dance genres incuding, Broadway, Burlesque, Bollywood, Comtemporay, and Disco to name a few.
"Never have I met a more caring, loving and all round amazing woman than Mel. She brightens my week just coming to her classes!!"
"We did it! Us 30 something year old mums got our taps shoes on, frocked up and went on stage. Thank you Melissa Wimmer for such a fun filled year of learning and laughs."
"Best Adult Dance Classes in Launceston"
"Another amazing dance concert with Melissa Wimmer!!"
"First stage debut with Melissa Wimmer's School of Theatrical Dance at the Princess Theatre. With 2 tap and 2 dance, he loved every minute. So proud of him."