Melissa Jillian Corona

Phone: 917-328-7598

E-mail: melissajillian7@gmail.com

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Private Piano/ Voice Teacher

  • Teach Private Voice and Piano Lessons in my Home studio to students 5-18 yrs.

  • Directed Local Community Performing Group Kew Gardens Cuties.

                 

Ballroom Dance Teaching Artist, Dancing Classrooms NYC

  • Teach a variety of Ballroom Dances to Fourth, Fifth and Eighth graders in the New       York City Public Schools

  • Manage highly difficult classroom settings

  • Prepare and coordinate a culminating event and competition dances.

  • Emceed Competitions throughout NYC, Philadelphia, PA and Lake Charles, LA.

 

Music Together/ Musical Theatre Teacher, Studio E, Queens

  • Teaches Musical Theatre class, with a focus on Scenework, singing and dancing together to students 5-10 yrs.

  • Certified Music Together teacher, helping infants and toddlers develop musically by making music together with the parents.

 

After-School Music Teacher, PS 196, Queens

  • Teaches Music and Movement after school class, focusing on instrument play, rhythm and musical games to students K-2nd grade.

  • Prepare and coordinate a culminating performance.

 

Marketing Associate and Annual Benefit Coordinator, Amas Musical Theatre    

  • Collaborate in the planning and execution of silent auction benefit. 

  • Contacted benefactors and donors in order to provide continuous revenue.

  • Assisted in event coordination, production and marketing.

 

         Musical Theatre/ Ballroom Teacher, Landrum School of Dance 2008

  • Taught Musical Theatre and Ballroom Class for Children ages 6-16 yr

 

         Voice/ Acting Teacher, Seven Star School of Performing Arts 2005-2007

  • Taught Classes and Private Voice and Acting to children ranging from ages 3-18 yrs,

  • Directed Two Musical Theater Companies for Competition from ages 6-18 yrs. 

 

         Director/ Choreographer, Brewster High School and Theatre Company 2006

  • Directed Fame:The Musical a summer teen production for Community theatre company.

  • Choreographed “Havana” Scene for Guys and Dolls in the local high school production.

 

EDUCATION

New York University, Tisch School of The Arts: BFA in Theatre, May 2001

  • Minors in Psychology and Applied Theatre          

  • Lee Strasburg Theatre Institute                                

  • Collaborative Arts Project of the 21st Century (CAP 21)

  • Theatre Studies at NYU in London program

 

ACTIVITIES & SKILLS

Speech and Voice Training, Theatre training, Musical Training, and Child Care

Juggling, Sewing, Oboe, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Ballroom

Choreography, Directing, Stage Managing, Lighting, Sound, House Managing, Marketing

Formerly a Singing Waitress at Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Midtown Manhattan

Member of the New York Singing Teachers Association