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!
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 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'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.
Hair: Brown Voice: Soprano/Alto
Eyes: Brown Height: 5'3"
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
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
Basic Stage Combat, Strong in French, Partnering, Drums (Set), Fencing, (Foil Weapon), Sing in Harmony, Cross Country, Bike Riding, Burping on Cue