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  • . Born Melanie Jayne Chisholm on January 12, 1974, Sporty Spice was a ballet fanatic as a young girl. However, Mel also liked soccer and karate. 

    At 16 Mel had her sights set on a dancing career and was accepted at The Doreen Bird Dance School in Sidcup, Kent. Her instructors remember her as "a delightful ballet dancer". She had strong technical skills and she was a hard working student. They said her voice was not exceptional, but gutsy. Over all she made excellent grades and was ready to start her dancing career when she finished school. 

    Mel had always wanted to play the role of Rumpleteazer in the musical "Cats". She made the cut down to the last few auditions, but the role wasn't to be hers. 

    It was about this time when Mel noticed an ad in a trade magazine. The ad called for 18 to 23 year olds for an all-girl band. Mel went to the audition and impressed the judges immediately. 

    Being a Spice Girl has changed the usually quiet, down-to-earth Mel a little. She enjoys a little rowdiness and has had her nose pierced and sports a Celtic braid tattoo on her upper right arm. Some wonder if the old Mel will return or maybe she's traded her tutu for her tattoo.

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