Melissa Armstrong

Melissa Armstrong

Born in New Zealand, Melissa moved to Australia in 1990 to train at the Australian Ballet School. In 1994 she toured with the Australian Ballet School’s Dancer’s Company as well as the Australian Ballet Company’s season of La fille mal gardée. She has also danced for the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company in productions of Giselle, Swan Lake and a special performance for Rudolf Nureyev of Coppélia.

After graduating from Sydney Theatre School in 2008, Melissa has worked in Independent theatre, appeared in television commercials, TV and film.

Recent theatre credits include two lead roles in two plays in this years Short+Sweet Festival, the role of C1 in a production of Alien Chooks in Lithgow, the role of Olivia in Shakespeare’s Twelth Night directed by Cristabel Sved, various roles in a production of A Dream Play, directed by Malcolm Frawley and a lead role in a groud devised production called The forgotten Tide, directed by Michael Pigott.

Her recent film/TV credits include the role of Geraldine Willesee in the production of I, Spry, written and directed by Peter Butt for the ABC, which will go to air in October 2010. 307, which is a short film written and directed by Stuart Willis, which was selected for the 2010 Dungog film festival. As well roles in television commercial campaigns including Canon, AMP and Vividwireless.

Melissa is currently working on a new development project, collaborating with director Michael Pigott and a group of artists and is also the co-producer of Steam Productions.

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