DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMING ARTS
B.S. Skidmore College
M.A. Lesley University
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.