Shake Alive 2016

SGCNZ ALUMNUS

Melissa Reeve (SGCNZ NSSP 2003, SGCNZ YSC 2004)

After majoring in Theatre and Film at Victoria University of Wellington, Melissa Reeve graduated from Toi Whakaari (2010) with a Bachelor of Performing Arts Majoring in Acting. She went on to begin the audition circuit of Auckland and Sydney where she  had a cameo in Shortland Street, played Karen Soich in Underbelly, and was cast as an Italian Model in a web series called Model Madness. Coaching in American Accent with Terri D’ath helped her score a role in Deadly Women (HBO) which screened in the USA. Sydney had her feature in several advertisements for Rushcutters Bay Apartments, Vodafone, and Blackmores Vitamins. Her day job in Sydney was for Cellarmasters as Premium Wine Advisor selling wine which was the highest grossing retail sector in Australia at the time (2014). Leaving Sydney she ventured to Bali to complete her International Yoga Teacher Training Alliance Certification in Raja Yoga. After returning to New Zealand she completed her Bachelor of Education to be able to teach her passions of Drama and English in Secondary School. Residing in Wellington for the last two years, she teaches locally and is currently working on a Solo Shakespeare show with the aim to premiere in 2017.