Melissa Hurt

Melissa Hurt, a certified yoga teacher, public speaking coach, theatre educator and performer. I have over thirteen years university teaching experience and have taught workshops at various colleges and festivals, including the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia. Check out my book Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training (published by Routledge).

Melissa Hurt have been a theatre artist for over 20 years and have a BA, MFA and PhD in theatre arts with concentrations in performance. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a PhD in Theatre Arts. I also hold an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy- Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have completed two Lessac Summer Intensive Workshops (2006, 2007), the Teacher Training Workshop (2009), and interned the 2010 Summer Intensive totaling over 640 hours of training. I became a designated Lessac Practitioner in 2008 and a Certified Trainer in 2010.