At the age of 3, Anna Kate Melani (Mulvihill) began her dance training at Mansur Ballet School in Pittsburgh, PA. In December of 2003, she graduated from Eastern University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Dance. While at Eastern, Anna Kate continued her ballet training with Dr. Joselli Deans, a former member of the Dance Theater of Harlem and received modern training from Dr. Karen Clemente. She has also received training from Point Park University, Dance Alloy, Koresh Dance Company, Contempra Dance Theatre, and Rennie Harris Puremovement. Anna Kate has taught for several years in schools and churches in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Her desire is to create an uplifting environment where the children can learn high-quality dance education in a wholesome and age-appropriate manner.
With this passion, Anna Kate founded Bella School of Dance at St. Stephen’s Church in 2004.