Profession: Choreographer / Dancer / Teacher/Artist / Songwriter / Actress / Promoter
Dance Group: Double Trouble and teacher for SoMad
Experience: Over 10 years of Dance /Choreography / Teaching
Dance schools: Broadway Dance center NYC, Dance center SWE , Streets of Kingston
Dance styles: Dancehall, Hiphop, House, Wacking/Vogue, Balett , Contemporary, Greek Dance
Companies: Owner of M. A.D Make A Difference and Kings Music Production
Represents: DanceJA Team, Swedish Fam, Dancers Blvd, Zero Nation
Melpo Mellz is of Greek descent but raised in Sweden. She was mesmerized by the world of dance and music even as a child and she is currently living her dream.
She is a much respected dancer / choreographer / teacher all over the world with over 10 years experience. Inspired and trained in many different dance styles her primary focus always been on dancehall and hiphop which she grew up with. She is a part of the dance duo DOUBLE TROUBLE and together they traveled, performed, inspired people and dancers around the world with their shows, style and dance.
She counts herself fortunate to have been associated with many different movies, music videos, TV- shows, stage shows, battles, workshops, productions and promotions in different countries such as – Irie Fm Tour, YVA s, Arthur Guinness Show , IDC International DHQ, ( JA) Puma, Adidas, Mtv, The Voice, Sound of Nyc, Unfemiliar Faces, Jr Eurovision Song Contest (SWE/FIN ), Big Up Kemp, Just Debout ( FR) Kora Awards (AFRICA ) Irawma ,Broadway Dance Center( US )and many more.
Choreographed / danced for artists as – Million Stylez, Ceresia Mohombi/Avalon, RDX, Aidonia , Lady Saw and served as opening act for Ryan Leslie, Fabulous, Fatman Scoop, Mavado. Aidonia, Popcaan, Mr Vegas, Peetah Morgan, Elephant Man, Demarco, Ding Dong to mention a few.
2004 was the first time she visit Jamaica to see with her own eyes what dancehall dance was and from that day she was hooked. She grew up listening to the music, doing “bogle” and “butterfly” but never really understood what she was doing until her visit the island. And ever since she travels to Kingston year after year to get more knowledge about the culture and keep up with the dance and spread it back in Sweden.
She is a self learned dancehall dancer out of the streets of Kingston and by watching and dancing with all the old school dancers like Bogle, John Hype, Ding Dong, Overmarz, Colo Squad, Black Blingaz to mention a few, made her to whom she is today. And with her great talent to create choreographies she developed her own flavor that many dancers are inspired by. She is now a part of DanceJA Team getting booked and performs around Jamaica as a member of the movement.
Melpo had a vision “Spread the authentic real dancehall from Jamaica around Sweden and thanks to her hard work, dedication, passion and her students she made it- but it hasn’t been easy.” She started an entire “generation” with dancehall dancers since 2003 and until now she’s been teaching some of the best dancehall dancers in Sweden. Today she works as a guest choreographer at the famous Dance Center Academy Stockholm with upcoming professional dancers to be. Melpo introduced and put dancehall as an art form in the dance scene of Sweden with her former crew Skillz. By creating their own jobs, shows and performing all over Sweden, Scandinavia and Europe, fighting to get dancehall accepted and approved as a dance style, they built a platform for themselves and for all the future dancehall dancers in Sweden.
As an artist and songwriter she’s been working with producers from Jamaica, Usa, France and Sweden. Check out her music on Itunes, Soundcloud , Youtube
She also studies business, management and accounting and is the owner of Kings Music Production with Dj Mike Yangstar. For the past 6 years they been booking, keeping concerts, workshops and events with Jamaican artists/dancers in Sweden and they also organize international dancehall trips to Jamaica for anybody that is interested in experience Jamaica – the dance, the music, the culture. Everything Melpo put her mind to she achieves it with hard work, dedication, focus and passion.
She will travel to the end of the earth to be successful at what she do best “Entertain, Create, Teach, Guide “
– Dancer of The Year 2013 KINGSIZE MAGAZINE Sweden
– Streetstar Scandinavian Dancehall Championship Crew Battle Winner
– Streetstar Scandinavian Championship 2007 New Style Winner
– Bust a Move 2013 Dancehall WInner
– Streetstar Scandinavian Championship 2007 House (2 place)
– I.D.C 2013 (2 place)
– Late night show case battle ( SoMAD) – 2011/2012 (Choreographer) Winner
– Tyresö Dance award best dancehall show case SoMAD – 2012 (Choreographer) Winner
Movies / Tv – Shows
– A Dance for Grace ( Choreographer, Dancer, Actress )
– Bella och Real ( Choreographer )
– Flickan som Lekte med Elden (extra)
– Dancin Dynamite ( 6th place in finals )
– Junior Eurovision Song Contest
– Melpo Mellz “Pose Pose“
– Melpo Mellz “Let Me Live My Life”
– Ovamarz “ Now u see Me now you Don’t”
– I – Octane “Wine and Jiggle”
– Spice “Hot Pottie Wine”
– Ding Dong “Dat Mad”
– Impact “A Dance For Grace Soundtrack”
– Xtreme/Demarco “Sun Tan Riddim”
– Richie Stephens and Gentleman “I found Heaven”
– Million Stylez “All Nigh”
– Millions Stylez ft Avalon “Fukama”
– Ding Dong ft Ground Zero, Symphony and SKILLZ “Hot Hot Hot”
– Press Button Medley in CP INC Video
– Million Styles ft Vipz ” Gunga”
– 2003 – One Year Dance Academy with focus on hiphop but trained in ballet, contemporary , jazz Dancecenter Stockholm, SWE-
– 2007 – 2008 International Visa Program at Broadway Dance Center in NYC ( ballet, pilates, contemporary, tap, house, hiphop, African , vogue )
– 2009 – 2010 International Visa Program at Broadway Dance Center in NYC ( ballet , pilates, contemporary, tap, house, hiphop, african, vogue )
– 200 4- Dancehall (self learned from the streets of Kingston, Jamaica )
– 2000 -2007 Workshops and dance classes for international streetdance teachers in hiphop, house, vogue, popping.)
– 2012 – Nishidas Gymnastics and Fitness Center Kingston, JA
Stay Ecxlusive Praise Oh So Fly King Kong ( Swedish Fam )
Shake it Up Nuh Fear Stumble It Suffer ( Swedish Fam )
Set Di Trend So Bad
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