Melissa Nicole Miller

Last updated

January 9, 2020
 

Melissa’s current news

Melissa will be starting out 2019 as an actor with Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team and will be featured in The Grumble Theatre's production of Feminaal in St. Paul in February.

As an educator Melissa enjoys teaching theatre classes at River Valley Dance Academy and Stages Theatre Company.

Biography

Melissa Miller carries an MFA in Theatre Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University and a BFA in Theatre Performance from Wichita State University. She performs regularly opposite Police Officers in-training with Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team and debuted with Theatre Unbound (The Penelopiad) and Grumble Theatre (Feminaal) in 2020. She teaches and directs at River Valley Dance Academy and works as a Standardized Patient for the U of M. Melissa is also a recognized actor combatant with skills proficiency in unarmed, rapier/dagger, and broadsword. Her passion lies in storytelling, advocacy, and activism as she focuses on finding empathy and identity in each role she portrays.

Recent credits include:

  • Regie Fluty -- The Laramie Project -- Theatre 301
  • Beatrice -- Much Ado About Nothing -- Texas Tech University
  • Una -- Blackbird -- Hub Theatre Group
  • Veronica -- God of Carnage -- Lubbock Community Theatre
  • Hannah -- Arcadia -- Texas Tech University

Video

Melissa Miller - Park Square General Audition

Melissa Miller Mixed Blood Video Audition

Melissa Miller Theatre Pro Rata Audition

Résumé

Melissa Nicole Miller

Hair: Red
Eyes: Blue

Theatre

The Penelopiad I Icarius/Alecto I Theatre Unbound I Julie Phillips

Feminaal I Deena I Grumble Theatre I Alison Ruth

The Laramie Project I Reggie Fluty I Theatre 301 I Meg Olson

Swipe Right: Minnesota Fringe I Anna I Blinking Eye Theatre I Riley Parham

Much Ado About Nothing | Beatrice | Texas Tech University | Bill Gelber

Blackbird | Una | Hub Theatre Group | Paula Chanda

God of Carnage | Veronica | Lubbock Community Theatre |  Leah Tyson-Houchin

The Vagina Monologues | Ensemble | Feminist Majority Leadership | Norfleet

In 1987 We Were Kids | Susan | Wild Wind Performance Lab | Michael Legg
(World Premiere Staged Reading: Basil Kreimendahl)

The Purification | Elena | Texas Tech University | Clay Martin

Arcadia | Hannah Jarvis | Texas Tech University | Bill Gelber

Oleanna | Carol | Fisch Haus | Stacy Chestnut

Our Town | Rebecca | Guild Hall Players | Deb Campbell

Jake's Women | Edith | Wichita State University | Tom Frye

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern | Gertrude | Wichita State University | Bret Jones

The 39 Steps | Annabella/Pamela | Wichita State University | Danette Baker

The Chairs | Old Woman | Wichita State University | Abby Stroot

 

Film

“Frames” | Supporting Actor | Tallgrass Film Festival | Rik Dubiel

“Better Luck This Time” | Supporting Actor | Tallgrass Film Festival | Rik Dubiel

“Fresh Fruit and Yoghurt” | Lead Actor | Tallgrass Film Festival | Ryan Gates

Taco Shop Commercial | Lead Actor | Cox Media | Pete Morris

Things I Love About Kansas | Lead Actor | Integrated Media Group | Jason Opat

 

Training

Brawl of America I Society of American Fight Directors I Mike Lubke

Performers Intimacy Workshop I Intimacy Directors International I Tonia Sina

National Stage Combat Workshop | Society of American Fight Directors | Christina Traister

Devised Theatre Intensive | Texas Tech University | Rich Brown

Fitzmaurice & Suzuki Clinic | Wild Wind Performance Lab | Jackie Springfield

Viewpoints & del’Arte Clinic | Wild Wind Performance Lab | Matt Chapman

Winter Wonderland Workshop | Society of American | Fight Directors

Carnage in the Corn Workshop | Society of American Fight Directors

On Camera & Improv Workshop | Wichita State University | Rich Sommer

Intern Company | Seven Devils Playwrights Conference | Jeni Mahoney

 

Skills

Dialects: Tidewater, Standard British (RP)

Voice Part: Mezzo Soprano: Sight Reading

6 years Vinyasa Yoga Training

SAFD Recommended Pass in Knife, 2012: Dale Girard

SAFD Pass in Unarmed, 2017: Chuck Coyl, Michael G. Chin, Geoffrey Alm

SAFD Pass in Rapier & Dagger, 2019: Dale Girard

SAFD Recommended Pass in Broadsword, 2019: Dale Girard

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