Animation and Staging
Melanie hails from the beautiful county of Gloucestershire and discovered her passions for the performing arts very early. From the tender age of just three years old every spare evening and weekend was spent pursuing her passions for dance – ballet, tap, jazz and stage performance – acting and musical theatre. It’s therefore not surprising then that at 14 years of age Melanie, auditioned and won a place at one of Europe’s top performing arts schools – Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and boarded there until 18 when she secured a place at the Birmingham Conservatoire (formerly Birmingham School of Acting).
Graduating with a BA (Hons) Acting, Melanie has gone on to transform 18 years of world-class tuition and education into real-world performance on stage, on TV and on film. In the UK and across Europe. She has even exported her talents and know-how as far as India, delivering acting master-classes to actors, directors and producers at the Cochi Centre for Fine Arts.
A true globalist is Melanie and when she’s not performing, travelling is in her blood. Everything from exploring the remote western isles of Ireland, cruising the oceans, backpacking across Asia, luxuriating in the Indian Ocean and whenever the opportunity arises, exploring the lesser beaten track, trail or curiosity.
So, if we had to weave wanderlust and travel experience with a kaleidoscope of stage craft and performing arts know-how (and with unique insight into accessible and inclusive performance), it would be hard to look farther than Melanie Thompson. This means we are able to introduce the global travel, tourism and hospitality industry to a dynamic young talent with an impressive role call of experience and capabilities to bring an innovative and fresh perspective on in-hotel/resort entertainment. For children, teens and adults. Fun, comedic and musical, through to classical and Shakespeare. And as the industry strives for experiential brand differentiation, putting on a show that wins an encore of guests, has to be a proposition worthy of audition!