Melody (Rothman) Heath is an experienced dancer, dance instructor, choreographer and fitness instructor. She has over 30 years of dance experience (Advanced Levels), over 10 years of fitness instructor experience (Fitness Diploma) and over 13 years dance teaching experience.
Her first dance lessons started at the age of 4 years old in Johannesburg at Alberton Dance Academy (DESA) throughout her school years. During high school she continued to advance and completed her Advanced Levels in most dance styles (Ballet, Modern, Tap & Hip hop) and took extra classes in Jazz, Contemporary and Spanish dance at various levels. Here she won the Best Choreographer competition for 2 years running in her final high school years.
Melody has also been involved in many stage performances from a young age and eventually had the opportunity to travel to the USA to get exposure to international theater standards and dance performance standards. After matriculating she had the opportunity to be part of a small private dance company (QUAD) in Johannesburg where they focused on performing at events.
She then moved her focus to fitness and completed her Fitness Instructor Diploma (Reebok Alliance) and worked at Virgin Active, Johannesburg and later at Supersport Fitness & Adventure Club in Bloemfontein. While in Bloemfontein Melody was approached to choreograph dances for the KKNK arts festival, Oudtshoorn, and also assisted a performing artist with choreography for a competition. Later she became interested in dance teaching, and started giving part-time dance lessons at Creare Training Centre in Bloemfontein.
In 2002 Melody joined Creare Training Centre as a full-time dance lecturer (Bloemfontein) where she studied further in Dance Education and Ministry Dance styles and later became Head of the Dance Academy until 2009. During this time she taught dance and traveled nationally and internationally as a dance teacher and pioneered dance subjects and dance education syllabi.
She is currently completing her Advanced International Pilates Diploma (BASI), and continues to give class at Body Mind Institute (Pilates on Atterbury) servicing the Pretoria East area, including Mooikloof, Mooikloof Ridge, Faerie Glen, Moreleta Park, Pretorius Park, The Wilds, Olympus, Garsfontein, Atterbury, Elardus Park and surrounding areas.