Melissa Kate Miller

Melissa Kate Miller

Melissa Kate is an experienced teaching artist. She has taught for over a decade, with programs in creative
writing, poetry, theater, improvisation, and music. A studied and working theatre artist, a professional singer,
and published songwriter, Melissa offers high quality programs tailored to a broad range of young learners.
Special programs are available for youth with additional learning needs, home school youth, after school
programs, and children of veteran and active duty military families. Programs developed for 1st grade - High
School aged youth.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theatre from SUNY Fredonia, and has trained as a
teaching artist with Arts in Education of WNY, Young Audiences National, Lincoln Institute, and Kennedy
Center workshops. She has practical experience working with high-risk youth at Gateway-Longview, the Erie
County Detention Center, Young Audiences' ArtWorks, 

M@Re, and River Runs Through It programs (which focused on youth most at risk of falling through social & educational gaps, and with high needs youth through People Inc.), and as a substitute teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools.A global traveler, Melissa's experience in theatre, creative writing, and music has led her to international performances and work with the Department of Defense, serving military troops, veterans and their families.At the center of her work as a performing artist, Melissa's goal has been to engage young people and adults in the arts and humanities, to foster new experiences for her audiences, and to inspirit growth as empathic human beings for personal, social, and civil empowerment.

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