Performing Arts Faculty
Melissa is an actress and Designated Linklater Voice teacher. She performs regularly on many local stages including New Repertory Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, and Stoneham Theatre.
Melissa's most influential training has been from her extensive and continuing study with world-renowned voice teacher, Kristin Linklater. She is also on the faculty at Shakespeare & Company and teaches regularly in their intensive training programs. She has previously taught in the Music Performance Department of The Boston Conservatory. Melissa teaches and coaches locally at companies including Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Actor's Shakespeare Project, New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Stoneham Theatre, and Wheelock Family Theatre. She has acted locally at such companies including Gloucester Stage Company, New Repertory Theatre, and Stoneham Theatre. Melissa is a member of the Actors' Equity Association, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.
Office: Para 428
A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."