I started learning to dance at two. I started at Primary grades in both Modern and Ballet (RAD & ISTD) and progressed through the grades to Advanced level whilst simultaneously winning trophies at numerous dance festivals.
At the age of eight I starred alongside Ben Kingsley and Patsy Kensit in the BBC Film "Silas Marner" as well as appearing in TV Commercials .
In 1993 I was lucky enough to win a three year scholarship to 'Laine Theatre Arts' in Epsom (the same school that produced Ruthie Henshall, Victoria Beckham and Lee Latchford-Evans). Here I trained to become a qualified dance teacher. Since graduating I have appeared in numerous productions from stage to TV.
Also being a qualified actress I achieved my life long ambition to hit the big screen when I was asked to become Renee Zellweger's body double in "Bridget Jones's Diary" working alongside Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
Now I am wanting to pass my experience and love of performing on to those that I meet, in hope that it rubs off..... and encourage others to experience the adventures that I have been fortunate enough to enjoy.
Being a fully trained Dance Teacher, as well as a Professional Photographer, I can draw on my experiences to create a relaxed, rewarding and fun environment and create lasting memories for all those involved.
My interest in photography was born alongside my daughter - wanting to capture the delicate tenderness of her as a newborn and the fleeting moments of her growing up. My aim as a photographer is to help you celebrate every stage of life with natural, elegant photography that reflects you and the way you live.
My photographs, whatever the occasion, provide a constant and beautiful reminder of special memories.
For more details, please visit my photography website www.melindawhiting.co.uk and view my work, if you would like me to visit you or if you would prefer to come to my studio, please contact me.