My teaching methods are very flexible and adaptable to the student.
I have tried and tested rubrics and structures for exam work and coursework at GCSE and A Level.
When working with individuals on monologues I work on vocal delivery, experimental performance and characterisation.
With group classes I can offer structured work on Stage Combat skills or offer a choreography based lesson to prepare for a particular performance.
I am a qualified drama teacher in secondary schools and a specialist in armed and unarmed Stage Combat. I can offer lessons to help with GCSE and A Level exam prep and coursework as well as private and group Acting lessons to prepare for drama school auditions, voice and movement work and confidence building.
PGCE in Secondary Drama - Institute of Education - University College London
BA in Acting and Stage Combat - East15 Acting School - University of Essex
National Diploma in Acting - York College
Artemis - In The Tea Leaves of The Titans - Devised Performance - Clifftown Theatre
Peter Quince - A Midsummer Nights Dream - Directed by Helen Smith (RSC) - Clifftown Theatre
Elizabeth Woodville - The Princes in The Tower - Directed by Chris Main - The Tower of London
The Millers Wife/Palamon - The Canterbury Tales - Directed by Tony Ravenhall - The Atrium Theatre
Toni/Tanya - The House on The WitchPit - Jinx Media
Della - Trash House - Jinx Media
Claire - SlasherHouse - Mycho Pictures
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I have acted with Melissa on a number of occasions: she is professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and has a warm and approachable personality.
An absolutely astounding teacher. Totally dedicated and knowledgeable. Consistent and hard-working, Melissa is a teacher who can confidently direct and lead a student in education.
I trained with Melissa and worked in schools closely with her for 2 years and have seen first hand her relationships with students and the specialist knowledge she has access to.
I have known Melissa for almost a decade now and have worked with her several projects, she brings a great energy and sense of fun to whatever she turns her hand to. One of the most talented and smartest actors and teachers I have ever met, highly recommended as an artist, a teacher and a person.
Melissa is a dedicated, approachable professional with fantastic communication skills. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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