Melissa Mahoney is an actor, singer, teaching artist, and proud Atlantic Acting School / NYU Tisch alum based in New York City. She is a founding member of The Joust Theatre Company, where she currently acts, directs, and produces, as well as a company member of Shakespeare in the Square. She has played title roles in three critically acclaimed productions with Atlantic for Kids (“with spunk to spare,” says The New York Times), as well as at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Ars Nova, and in theaters across the United States. She is also a solo performer (Melissa Mahoney is a Robot) and a voice actor (“It Makes a Sound” podcast). Melissa teaches all ages for the Atlantic Acting School after-school program.