Mel is currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, training and performing on aerial silks, hammock. lyra, and pole. You can find her at Sra’Art, The Shape Lab – Phnom Penh or in her home studio, planning training sessions for clients.

Mel discovered the upside-down and magical world of aerial dance in 2011. Working with the Art of Pole Studio, Sydney Pole, Sydney Dance Company, BhaVana Aerial Studio, the National Circus School of Cambodia (NCSOC), and Sra’Art. Mel has a wide range of experience creating unique shows for art festivals, showcases and competitions, private parties, charity events, aerial bartending, and large theatre productions.

Highlights of her dance career include performing under the big top with the National Circus School of Cambodia (2018), establishing a space for performing and learning aerial arts at Sra’Art Studio Phnom Penh (2021 – current), dancing for FemFest at KBach in conjunction with International Women’s Day (2020), delighting party goers for the first pole dance performance at La Gina (2019), as well as being selected for both group and solo shows for the Encore Sy dney Pole Show 2014 and 2015.

Mel is currently based in Phnom Penh, training and teaching at Sra’Art aerial silks, hammock, and lyra. She has also trained in Bangkok, Singapore, Paris, and the
UK, seeking inspiration from aerial dancers, yogis, and movement enthusiasts.

Mel is known for her diversity and musicality, choosing songs from outside the box to present a new and exciting performance each time. On silks, hammock, lyra, pole,
and chair, her performances have a strong choreography focus with polished transitions and poses that complement the structure and stylistic elements of the music.

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.