MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST

Melanie Anderson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University in NYC with a BFA in Musical Theater in 2007. Since then, she has worked in almost every area of the business, including acting, directing, casting, producing, choreography, costumes, lighting design and teaching. Her passion for performing started at a very young age and she enjoys the creative process within every facet of the business. She spent six years teaching high school theater arts classes in South Jersey before becoming a resident teaching artist for local performing arts studios. Her students were recently highlighted in the Emmy Award winning documentary “I Can’t…I Have Rehearsal,” and have been recognized by Bucks County Playhouse, Papermill Playhouse’s Rising Star Awards and The South Jersey Theater Festival for achievements in high school musical theater. 

Melanie is now offering private acting lessons for the camera as well as musical theater audition technique. She is also available for private college preparation coaching for those students interested in applying to the most prestigious musical theater schools in the country. 

I strive to create an environment that is creative, educational, challenging, and fun. Whether I am working with ensembles or with students one on one during private lessons, I always encourage students to feel deeply, think creatively, and act with intention and honesty. I teach my students to be kind to each other and to enjoy working in an ensemble as much as they like being the lead in the show. The theater has been part of my life for over 30 years and I share that passion with my students and their families and use my experiences to guide them to the best of my ability to achieve their goals.

NJ Teacher of Theater Arts Certification grades K-12

NJ Certification of Eligibility, Elementary grades K-5

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OFFERINGS


Program Description: 

College Prep Program: Private lessons for high school students applying to acting and musical theater college programs

Virtual Programs:

Currently offering facetime/zoom private lessons

Program Audience: 

High School – Adult

Program Fee:  TBD

Travel Fee: $25

 

 

Program Description: Private Acting Lessons for TV/Film/Stage/Commercial

Program Length: TBD

Appropriate For Grade(s): All Ages

Program Price: TBD

Travel Fee: $25

Participant Limit: TBD

Program Description:

Private audition prep Musical Theater/TV/Film/Commercial

Program Length:

TBD

Appropriate For Grade(s):

TBD

Program Price:
TBD

Travel Fee:

$25

Participant Limit:

TBD

Program Description:  A musical theatre competition troupe for performers in grades 6 -12 yrs. All participants will be cast in one 20-minute musical and one 20-minute play. Also, all troupe members have the opportunity to perform solo material (songs or monologues) for competition.

Program Length: 

TBD

Appropriate For Grade(s):

6 -12 yrs

Program Price: 

TBD

Travel Fee: 

NA

Participant Limit: TBD