FEATURED DANCER, Melissa Hamilton, ROYAL BALLET.
The beautiful Melissa,was a true Queen of the may in the first Designed by Alice 'featured dancer' shoot. (Photos by Alice)
So, first question, what we’d all love to know is when and where did you start dancing?
Northern Ireland as a hobby at 4years old..stayed there until I was 16..going to a normal secondary school and doing ballet on a Saturday.
... So have you always wanted to dance?
Didn't decide i wanted to have a career in ballet until I hit my teens..
If You weren’t a dancer what would you be?!
I have no idea but it would have to be something that I found challenging and rewarding on a daily basis...I couldn't have a career that was in any way boring or regular!!
I can’t imagine that , you have to enjoy a challenge to presuse a career in dance! But it most be important to find moments to let your boday and mind recover, especially with such a demanding schedule. What do you do to relax?
I have a WIDE taste in music and it really depends on my mood what I choose to listen too... it can be anything from The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Rihanna and Adele.
Sounds good ! Now ...tell as something about your that we don’t know?!
I actually take the mick out of myself constantly and I love to laugh which is far from the initial impression most people get of me...so I'm told !!!
Ha Ha ... and a very good attribute to have to!
Now the final question! So what’s on the cards for next season?
I make my debut as Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker at Christmas
Ooh, exciting ... I will be looking forward to watching that!
Melissa is pictured in fabric 'dots' in lengths XS and rehearsal length. To see more of our photos from that day please visit my flickr page.