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.
Spring 2021 Private Lesson Schedule:
*All spring sessions are 40 minute virtual lessons for $40. *Choose 40 min Private lesson when booking
*Only Venmo or PayPal will be accepted
Industry professionals from across the country have contributed to this educational video series on IGTV
*How to prepare as an understudy
*How to cut and organize a audition monologue
*Stories and advice from broadway performers
*How to recover when you mess up at an audition
*AEA and EMC- What you need to know
*Advice from a NYC Casting Director
*Producing for TV/Film
*Returning after and Injury
*Theatrical Dog Training
*How to create a true cast ensemble
*LA vs NYC
*Advice for Classical Vocalists
*Self Tape Tips
*Disney College Program
*Balancing family and performing
*Warm ups for Sopranos
*Advice for Dance Majors
Very exciting news for my private students! Students will now have the opportunity to consult with Tara Novie, a NYC based actress and singer. Tara recently completed her MFA in Acting and is extremely passionate about teaching the importance of story telling through song and always performing from the heart. She will be consulting with my private students through Skype and video/written feedback on filmed material. She will be an incredible asset for any young performer who is looking to expand their range and be challenged emotionally. So I am beyond thrilled to add Tara as my very first company consultant
NEW CLASS ADD ON!!
Melanie's Virtual Classroom
Updated every Sunday with a new Article of the Week, book suggestions, Yoga video and links to virtual performances!
Email Melanie for link to the classroom!
In 2017 Melanie began recording for the role of Marie Antoinette in a new musical!
The cast album is now available on Spotify!
Music and Lyrics by Matthew Norcross
Melanie is a now a member of the Equity Council for the Washington Township Board of Education
What is Equity?
Removing barriers, providing resources, and creating opportunities that ensure all students are engaged and represented in order to foster educational success and well-being. Equity must focus on marginalized and historically underrepresented populations such as, but not limited to, racial and ethnic minorities, low-income students, students of differing gender identities or sexual orientation, and students with disabilities.
more information: https://www.wtps.org/domain/3136