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Meet The Artistic Team of Teen Angel Project

Melani Drummer,
Resident Choreographer


Melani Drummer is a professional choreographer, dancer, singer, actress originally from South Africa. She began Tap dancing at the age of 6 with Ettie Flax in East London, South Africa. She went on to study Musical Theatre at the Pretoria Technikon where she was trained in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Spanish, Scottish, Contemporary, Jazz and African Dance. After working in Eqypt as a singer, Melani appeared in many professional musicals in South Africa and abroad, including the world tour of Cats (original cast), Fame, Evita and the SA/European tour of Showboat (which she also choreographed). In addition to her stage work, Melani has been teaching Musical Theater Dance and Tap for seventeen years. Her reputation as a dance instructor earned her a guest appearance at the International Tap Day in South Africa and an invitation to be a guest instructor at the International Tap Day in Washington DC. Melani teaches the talented youth at the prestigious Imagination Stage Performing Arts Institute as well as doing work as a freelance choreographer and master class teacher for various dance companies, including VF Dance. She is also the choreographer for Walt Whitman High School's Drama Department.

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