Melissa Tattam

Queensland Ballet Academy Physiotherapist and Queensland Ballet Teaching Artist

"I love to help and see others achieve their goals and dreams, there's nothing more rewarding."

Melissa has a special interest in dance physiotherapy, which includes pointe and turnout assessments, body conditioning, injury prevention and management. She has a passion for treating a broad range of musculoskeletal and sporting conditions, as well as neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Melissa has completed the SEAS level 1 training for Scoliosis therapy and enjoys helping children and adolescents in this field.

Melissa’s background is in professional dance, a ballet career lasting 15 years dancing Soloist and Principal roles with the Queensland Ballet Company, Principal with the Tasmanian Ballet Company and various leading roles for Collusion, Lucid, Majestic Aerial Artists, and Hugo Fernandez Tango. Melissa’s dance career gave the opportunity to perform overseas throughout Europe, Japan, Singapore and China, as well as regional and coastal Queensland and interstate.

In 2015, Melissa was invited to speak on Dance injuries at the Ceccehti Society ballet conference and the Royal Academy of Dance summer workshops. Melissa has treated touring companies such as Le Ballet Preljocaj in 2015, as well as being the primary physio for the Brisbane Contemporary Prix, 2018 and 2019. Melissa has also been a casual physio for the Queensland Ballet Company since 2019 and in 2020 took up a part time position to help treat the students of the QLD Ballet Academy. Melissa has taught body conditioning to the students since 2012 as well as community classes; Ballet, Ballet for Seniors, Pilates and Dance for Parkinson’s. Furthermore, in 2018 Melissa opened a unique mobile physio service for dancers. She has also completed a certificate 4 in Fitness, Personal Training and Pilates and personally trained many clients within local gyms and outdoor settings, as well as taught a variety of fitness classes that include pilates, power bar, circuit, step and fit ball to name a few. 


Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis

Academy Strength Coach

Grace Williams

Academy Physiotherapist

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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