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Kate Melodia - American Musical and Dramatic Academy to Broadway

By Lawrence Davis

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Kate Melodia

At the age of 21, Kate Melodia has professionally been in 15 musicals, 5 ballets, 2 of them being original works, and has had the honor of studying and performing with Broadway legends in NY and LA. She recently graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in one week!

Kate Melodia


Born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1991, Kate was adopted when she was only nine months old. In her new American family included esteemed choreographer Mario Melodia of the Kenley Players, a successful summer stock company that nurtured the talents of Cyd Charisse, Karen Prunzik, and Gloria Swanson, to name a few. 

Kate Melodia


Kate grew up in Pennington, NJ and attended theater camp in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania every summer. Her childhood was heavenly - she had loving parents, a feisty little sister, a cat, and a dog. When she was about ten years old, her mother and father came to teach a ballroom class at her elementary school. Watching her parents dance gracefully together sparked her interest. She knew then at such a young age that she wanted to be onstage. Her mother, Dianne Melodia, and her father, Mark Melodia, are old pros as well. Dianne was Mario's dance assistant and toured Europe for five years with the Pirin Folk Ensemble, one of the best folk groups in the world. Mark was with the Kenley Players since he was nine. He also did a bunch of industrial shows around the country as a young adult.  

Kate Melodia


Kate's parents have always been her influences and idols. Right now, Kate hopes to achieve a Broadway career. Later in her life, she would like to pursue a career in television and cinema. Her big dream is to direct, write, choreograph, and star in a muscial movie that will be compared to the likes of "Singin' in the Rain," her favorite movie of all time. 


Kate Melodia

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609-273-1574

Hair: Brown                                                                                                                                                 Voice: Soprano/Alto

Eyes: Brown                                                                                                                                                 Height: 5'3"

THEATER

42ND STREET                                      *FINAL CALLBACK FOR PEGGY SAWYER               MUSICAL THEATRE WEST

BYE BYE BIRDIE                                              ROSIE ALVAREZ                               SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

CHICAGO                                                          VELMA KELLY                                  SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

FOOTLOOSE                                                     ARIEL SHAW                                     SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

LES MISERABLES                                             COSETTE/EPONINE                           SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

THE YOUNG AND THE FAIR                          PATTY MORRITT                                             STAGEDOOR MANOR

ANYTHNG GOES                                              HOPE HARCOURT                             SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

THE BOYFRIEND                                             DULCIE                                                             SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

HAIR                                                                  CRISSY                                               SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

LIL’ ABNER                                                      MAMMY YOKUM                              SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

BRIGADOON                                                    MAGGIE/FEATURED DANCER        SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

CABARET                                                          HELGA/DANCE CAPTAIN                               SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

CAN-CAN                                                          FEATURED DANCER                        SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

ORIGINAL CAST 2                                           42ND STREET DANCER                      LUCKMAN CENTER OF THE ARTS

PIPPIN                                                                FEATURED DANCER                        SEWICKLEY PERFORMING ARTS

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER               STUDENT DIRECTOR                       HUN SCHOOL OF PRINCETON

TRAINING

College: BFA in Musical Theater from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts (NY & LA)

Acting: Dan Daily, Jeffrey Dunn, Philip George, Pam Gregg, Evan Pappas, John Sloman, Jimmy Smagula 

Dance: Princeton Ballet School, Arts Youniversity, The School at Steps, Studio Maestro

Master Classes: Luigi, Jon Engstrom, Vicki Fischer-Jenkins, Geoffrey Doig-Marx, Dana Moore, Karen Prunzik, Desmond Richardson, Debbie Roshe, Chet Walker

Voice:   Russell Fischer, Aaron Lenhart, Baraka Williams

SPECIAL SKILLS

Basic Stage Combat, Strong in French, Partnering, Drums (Set), Fencing, (Foil Weapon), Sing in Harmony, Cross Country, Bike Riding, Burping on Cue

Published on Nov 07, 2012

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