Mel is currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, training and performing on aerial silks, lyra, and pole. You can find her under the big top at the National Circus School of Cambodia, performing at various venues in the city, or in her home studio, planning training sessions for clients.

Mel discovered the art of aerial dance in 2011. Training at Art of Pole Studio, Sydney Pole and Sydney Dance Company, Mel began choreographing her own routines and shows quickly gaining experience with solo and group performances in both the studio and public arena.

Highlights of her dance career include performing under the Big Top at the National Circus School of Cambodia, delighting party goers for the first pole dance performance at La Gina in Phnom Penh, gracing the stage twice for Encore Sydney Pole Show 2014 and 2015, and being chosen as one of four to train exclusively with Jamilla Deville as part of her Extend Yourself dance training program. She has also trained in Bangkok, Singapore, Paris and the UK.

Mel is known for her diversity and musicality, choosing songs from outside the box to present a new and exciting performance each time. Her performances have a strong choreography focus with polished transitions and poses that complement the structure and stylistic elements of the music. Her shows are suitable for private parties, public events, or theatres. If you have a space you think might be suitable for rigging, please get in touch!

January 2018 UPDATE – Mel is now a Spin City Certified Stretch and Flexibility Instructor!

Read more about Spin City Courses here!

Who is Baudelaire?

Mel’s stage name, Baudelaire, is a direct reference to the 19th century French poet, Charles Baudelaire. Not only a fan of his poetry and prose, Mel felt a connection to his outlook on life and creative expression. An artists’ stage name or pseudonym supports their creation of character and ability to express, dramatize, and convey feeling when performing.