Melanie has Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy but prefers to focus on her strengths rather than her weaknesses. At school Melanie was involved in many stage productions which turned into her passion. Melanie was the Beyond ABBA assistant tutor from 2006-2012 and during that time she enjoyed working with the participants one on one and in small groups. What she enjoys the most is seeing the participants act and flourish in aspects of the classes. She has also formed strong, special friendships with the clients and carers.