Dance Studio 84

About Dance Studio 84

Melissa-Jane Hecquet BA RAD RTS

Melissa's journey into the dance world began at the age of three at her local dance school where she studied ballet, jazz & tap. As she entered her teenage years Melissa knew that teaching was something she really wanted to pursue and make a career out of.

In 2002 Melissa was accepted onto the prestigious Art and Teaching of Ballet degree programme at The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters in London. Here she took part in full time vocational training and studying. In 2005 Melissa graduated from the degree programme gaining her BA RAD RTS qualification. This qualification allows Melissa to enter pupils for RAD Classical Ballet examinations from Pre-Primary to Advanced Levels. Melissa is extremely proud of her 100% exam pass rate.

After many years of teaching for various dance schools, Melissa wanted to achieve her lifetime ambition - to start and successfully develop her own Ballet School which is how Dance Studio 84 was founded in November 2010.