MELISSA SHIRLEY-ROSE by Michael Shelford
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2nd Floor, 47 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HA
Phone: 020-7240 2048
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Height:5'8" (172cm)
Playing Age:22 - 32 years
Appearance:African-American, Black-Caribbean, Black-Other Areas
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Girlish
Voice Quality:Warm

Currently appearing:

Melissa is a recipient of the 2018 Laurence Olivier Bursary. She is mentored by the actors Babou Ceesay and Andrew Scott.

2019, Site Specific, Zena, The Princes Trust: Trust Us, Boz Temple-Morris Ltd/ Holy Mountain, Boz Temple-Morris and Claude Starling
2019, Recording, Narrator, Maths- No Problem!, Emma Lucia Hands/ Drama Studio London, Emma Lucia Hands
2019, Stage, Maggie Johnson, The Grand Gesture, Drama Studio London/The Bunker Theatre, Sue Dunderdale
2019, Stage, Elaine, The Anarchy Lessons, Soho Theatre/Drama Studio London, Sophie Lifschutz
2019, Stage, Sancha / Florinda, The Rover, Drama Studio London, Tony Bell
2018, Pantomime, Nurse Nancy, Bee’s Knees, Drama Studio London, Steve Brownlie
2018, Stage, Adriana, Comedy of Errors, Drama Studio London, Kit Thacker
2018, Stage, Ensemble, String Theory, New Diorama Theatre, Lucy Jane Atkinson
2018, Stage, Queen, Cymbeline, Drama Studio London, Louise Amos
2018, Stage, Irina Arkadina, The Seagull, Drama Studio London, Jonathan Kemp
2018, Stage, Her, YERMA, Drama Studio London, Glynne Steele
2017, Stage, Joanna, Enlightenment, Drama Studio London, Jonathan Kemp
2014, Stage, Dearling/Ensemble, The Hackney Volpone, NYlon Projects, Anna Jones
2013, Stage, Elizabeth/Ensemble, Epic Stages, National Youth Theatre, Juliet Knight
2012, Site Specific, Various Performer, Isles of Wonder: 2012 Olympic Ceremony Opening and Closing, LOCOG, Danny Boyle
2010, Pantomime, Ugly Sister, Cinderella, ArtsBeat: Tara Arts Theatre, Jatinder Verma


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-African American, Caribbean, Cockney, English-Standard*, Essex, Jamaican, Liverpool, RP, West Indies
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballet, Dance (general), Period Dancing
Performance:Audio Books, Clown, Laban Training, Mask, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Radio Drama, Sight-Reading (non-musical), Story Telling
(* = highly skilled)
Bowling, Yoga
Other Skills:Calligraphy, Cooking/Baking, Hair Braiding, Improvisation, Knitting, Puppetry-Hand


Drama Studio London/ 2 Year Diploma in Professional Acting, 2 years, 2017-2019

National Youth Theatre/ Epic Stages

Roehampton University/ Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies