My name is Melissa, and I may be the ideal tutor for you!
I recently graduated from Griffith University in Brisbane Australia with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Theatre, after receiving an Advanced Diploma from St. Clair College in Windsor ON, Canada in Music Theatre Performance. I currently work for Spotlight Youth Theatre as a Director for their main stage productions across the Chicagoland area in addition to teaching a variety of theatre related classes for them in voice, music, dance and acting. I am also a independent contract seamstress specializing in theatrical costumes for various theatres across the area.
In addition to tutoring, I've been blessed to have an opportunity to mentor and direct children with the performing arts for over 10 years now in a variety of settings, from one on one to leading a cast of 90.
The arts are not a book-learned subject nor do I approach them that way, hands-on is the only way to master that tricky arpeggio or learn that sewing machine trick. A variety of exercises and practical experience are built into my tutoring sessions and are tailored to each students individual needs.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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