Mélanie was born in Lisbon and is both Portuguese and French. Passionate about movement, she is a freelance dancer and teacher based in Europe. She studied contemporary dance in Lisbon (ESD) and London (LCDS – The Place), receiving her BA and post-graduate diploma and working with choreographers with distinct movement approaches and improvisation. Mélanie was introduced to the Gaga movement language in 2010. She traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel, where she trained and became a qualified teacher of Gaga in 2012.