Originally from Georgia, Melana Khabazi began her training in dance at MGL school of Musical and Humanitarian Studies in the Siberian town of Ulan-Ude, Russia. There, she completed her studies in Eastern European Folk Dance and Classical Music. Melana continued studying dance with a focus on contemporary dance as it had always appealed to her as a way of merging different art forms into one. Melana moved to New Zealand because of its international recognition in dance and completed a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance at Unitec in 2013.
Melana is in search of expressing herself and the solid basis of her studies in theatre, music and film (as well as experience in Georgia, Russia and New Zealand) is a great source of inspiration.