MEL - Female Singer | London
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Melanie Salomão is a performer artist, an actress/singer who is currently working in a Theater company Embaixada do Conhecimento. Before that, she was part of the Show team, as a perfomance host/vocalist in Columbus vessel, in Cruise&Maritime voyages company. She is pos-graduated in a Musical Theater Master’s Degree at London College of Music, University of West London. During the process of her studies she was involved in a Showcase playing “Geneviève” from Baker’s wife Musical, and “Veronica” from The mother fu*** with a hat at Charing Cross Theater. And also played Anna fro
... m Closer, and a multi role performance devised piece called The monomyth, all directed by Paul Harvard.
She is graduated in Theater, at the University of Evora in Portugal, the country where she grew up. She also attended three semesters of a Master in Interpretation at the same University. Took four years of vocal technique and repertoire in Eborae Conservatory of music, and completed the 5th grade of the conservatory of music training, set class (choir) and instrument (piano) in the Joly Braga Santos Conservatory.
She took part on the final university project show "New anatomies" from Timberlake Wertenbaker where she played “Anna, Verda Miles (singer), Yasmina, Captain Soubiel and Si Lachmi”. It was presented at the University of Evora, and also in Lisbon at the Theater “Escola de Mulheres”, directed by Fernanda Lapa (February and March 2011).
´Anna´ in “New Anatomies”
She attended workshops and performed final shows presentations, like "A Christmas Song" at the Theater “Boa Esperança” in Portimao, "Last supper” at the University of Évora with a British company called RECLESS Sleepers, and also the show "Casting de vedetas" at the Theater “ Tivoli” in Lisbon. She took part in a portuguese TV serial "Santos da casa” RTP's live show. Made several concerts as soloist and chorister in a chamber choir, and has participated in a professional opera event as part of a restricted chorus by the production Mainevent, (Portugal). She studied with Margie Haber in Portugal, "Stop acting, and living start" _ (Haber technique), 2012, and made an workshop of voice-overs by Dialectus. Participated in several workshops and had teachers like: Sofia Newparth, José Lobato, Owen Rees, Eric Jaspers, Philip Goudart, Renato Ferracini, Miguel Seabra, Rui Baeta, João Grosso, Paula Morna Doria, Nicolau Antunes, Paulo Alves Pereira, Ana Tamen ,Maria do Céu Guerra, Fernanda Lapa, and Margie Haber; a lot of successful names from Portugal, and even some international ones as well. She has experience as a teacher of dramatic and musical expression to children and taught Voice and Singing in a professional school of actors in Espaço Evoe in Lisbon. She has also participated as an actress/singer playing a marketer, "Carmen", in a professional Musical show "Zorro" at the Theater Rivoli in Porto.
Is the vocalist of the original music project called MEL and made two songs featuring with two different well known portuguese DJs,(Dj Mastercris and Dj Maddox) which one of them got into the Top 10 in Portugal, and in an international compilation music mix.
Also professional Voice-overs jobs have been part of her work. After finish her Master degree, she kept on doing voice-overs, until she went into a cruiseship as part of a showteam as perfomance host/vocalist. An currently she is in Portugal, working as actress/singer in a Theater company called Embaixada do conhecimento.
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Sea safety training certificate (STCW course, 2017), EG1 medicals certificate (2017)
London College of Music, Univerdity of West London, Mmus Musical Theater, 1 year, 2015-2016 (accomplished)
University of Évora Interpretation (Art of the Actor) Masters Degree 2010 -2011(frequency)
University of Évora Theatre Degree 2005 – 2009 (accomplished)
Eborae Conservatoire Vocal Technique and Repertoire 2005 - 2009
Joly Braga Santos Conservatoire Level 5 Piano, Music Formation and Choir 1993 - 2002
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