Melissa Bruder

Melissa Bruder is a Founding Ensemble Member of the Atlantic Theater Company/Atlantic Acting School, since the company’s earliest days in the 1980s. She has been working with and teaching the Practical Aesthetics acting technique for over 35 years. She is Director of Practical Aesthetics Australia, the official annex of Atlantic “Down Under,” and is based in Sydney, Australia, where she has taught professionally and worked in the film and TV industry as a dialogue and dialect coach for over 20 years. Melissa is a native New Yorker, a graduate of NYU Tisch/Stella Adler Conservatory, and co-author of A Practical Handbook for the Actor.