Melissa Grogan is a vocal expert with over 20 years teaching experience at the university level and professional field. She is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, has studied Knight-Thompson Speechwork, Presence with Patsy Rodenburg and Body-Mind Centering at the School for Body-Mind Centering and with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen. She is currently pursuing a certificate as a somatic movement dducator and has certifications as a yoga and meditation teacher. She is a candidate for a Masters in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University (May 2024). In addition to her teaching at The University of Texas at Austin, Grogan works as a dialect and vocal coach in locally shot TV/film and theatre gigs. She has a private practice working with people from various backgrounds on accent, vocal empowerment and mindfulness practices and is a somatic coach. She has taught workshops, and classes regionally, nationally and internationally in places like Peru, Mexico, New York and Colorado, to name a few.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of UT Theatre and Dance?
The faculty and students. The faculty are welcoming and kind. They love to collaborate and so do I! They have immediately made me feel like an important part of the team. The students are smart, talented and giving. Working with them is a joy; whatever I give them is taken in, processed and embodied so well. I love to feel a part of a team and the students and faculty at UT Theatre and Dance are a great one to be a part of!
What is your favorite thing about Austin?
The community. I've lived in Austin for a long time. There have been many changes come through our city but one thing has stayed - the old school Austin community will be there for you through thick and thin. Oh, and Barton Springs Pool. It is a magical gem!
Acting, Voice, Accents, Text analysis, Movement
Voice Lab I
Prey (Hulu) - Dialect Coach
The Chosen (Amazon Prime) - Dialect Coach
The Son (AMC, Hulu and Amazon Prime)